The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is responding to the concerns of family and friends of inmates at the county jail over the water outage.

HCSO Chief Deputy Austin Garrett has released the following update on how the jail's staff is meeting the needs of inmates during the water outage:

“Due to the current water outage several businesses and residents are experiencing downtown, the HCSO has brought in several pallets of bottled water and deployed (20) portable toilets for our staff and inmates in the Hamilton County Jail. Additionally, we maintain on-site medical personnel to monitor those with medical conditions, brought in additional industrial strength fans to help improve the air flow in the jail, and handed out over forty (20) pound bags of ice to inmates and staff to help keep them cool. I would like to reassure the community and the family and friends of those who are incarcerated within our jail we are operational and meeting the needs of those in our care.”

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