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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Sheriff: Jail facing 'crappy' situation

Myers reports sewer problems to commissioners


March 17, 2022

COLFAX - Backed-up pipes have caused plumbing issues for the Whitman County Jail.

During a Whitman County Commission meeting last week, Sheriff Brett Myers reported "roughly a month and a half ago, the pipes were blocked and a leak started, once again."

Three years ago, the jail reported an issue with the pipes, where a backup so severe occurred that parts of the basement flooded, he said.

"It's been a really crappy situation," Myers said of ongoing jail plumbing issues.

The second and third floors of the jail were affected in the most recent plumbing incident and pipes needed to be rep...

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