Pipe Bursts In Jail, Resulting In Minor Damage

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  TOMS RIVER – A pipe burst in the Ocean County Justice Complex has resulted in minor damage to the jail, officials said.

  A county spokesperson reported that a heating and hot water pipe broke on the fourth floor resulting in some water on the third floor. Some ceiling tiles had to be replaced. Crews have finished cleaning up the water and fixing the damage.

  A few years back, the jail had other flooding issues. In January of 2018, water froze in a sprinkler pipe, causing it to burst and flood portions of the Ocean County Justice Complex, officials said.

  A pipe leak was caused in 2017 when an inmate flushed items down the toilet that caused a sewer pipe to break open.