Kansas Jail Says: Only 3 Flushes Per Hour

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Sedgwick County inmates are undergoing more restroom rationing, but this time it's in a bid to conserve water.

Inmates at the Sedgwick County Jail have been allowed one roll of toilet paper a week since June. Now, the Sedgwick County juvenile detention facility is limiting inmates to three flushes an hour.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1eoXEU0 ) county officials said Tuesday a water use audit shows the jail was responsible for 55 percent of the county's water usage, while the juvenile facility accounted for only 4 percent.

The juvenile facility limits flushing to three times an hour thanks to a plumbing sensor, which can be overridden in case of illness. The jail doesn't have the plumbing sensors, but county officials say they may consider installing plumbing controls at the jail.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com