- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Sacramento County Sheriff’s office has announced a series of measures to reduce water usage within the department and in jails.

The Sacramento Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1IjgcEr ) that the Downtown and Branch Center car washes that serve patrol cars and other county vehicles will operate only one day a week instead of three.

Patrol cars will be tagged with a bumper stick that asks the public to forgive the dirt and explains that police are washing cars less often to conserve water.

The sheriff’s department will also post signs in jails asking inmates to limit shower time, run water only when needed and flush toilets only “when necessary.”

Flow-reducing equipment will be added to cells and showers and the department has asked for a water audit of the correctional facility.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com


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