Carlisle’s Water Issues Impacting Wabash Valley Correctional Facility

A prison official says some 2,000 inmates were being provided with bottled water at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Carlisle Tuesday after a boil order was issued for the town water system that services the facility.

Water was available for showers and toilets at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, but it could be Wednesday before tests clear water from the town of Carlisle for drinking.

Carlisle officials say the problem started Sunday when a computer system failure occurred at the town’s water treatment plant.

The water system lost pressure, resulting in a loss of water availability throughout the Sullivan County town.

Customers were warned to only drink the water after boiling it until test results confirmed it was safe to drink from the tap.

Those results should be available Wednesday.