Recent tests show levels of Legionella in the water at Pittsburgh’s State Correctional Institute are higher than acceptable. Officials say the bacteria was found in the medical building and water cooling tower.
KDKA reports the Corrections Secretary John Wetzel said, “We take this matter seriously and are being proactive in our response to the water test results.”
In the meantime, employees and inmates have been provided bottled water for drinking.
SCI Pittsburgh houses a little over 1,800 inmates and over 500 full-time employees.