Left, Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s confinement officer Lynda Jones stands by one of the improved showers at the Whitley County Jail. The floors and walls of the showers were sealed to fix a leaking problem. Post & Mail photo / Brett Myers
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Recent facility improvements at the Whitley County Jail are now complete.
Showers at the jail were recently sealed with an epoxy to prevent leaks. The water had begun to be a problem at the facility.
â€śIt has prevented the leaks from going down under the hallway floors or down to the basement,â€ť said Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges. â€śWhen water leaks it has to go somewhere. We had water going into the basement from the showers.â€ť
Throughout the years the showers had been routinely painted. Eventually, though, the paint was not sealing the cracks in the floor.
Another addition to the showers is a new floor, which has a slip-resistant surface.
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