BROOKLYN, OH (WOIO) - The
has a smelly situation in its jail inside City Hall.
The jail has flooded three times time in the past 30 days, once this week and twice in February after a water pipe burst.
Each time, the police department and its officers suffer.
"I agree yes..yes. It's an inconvenience. We always have a couple of prisoners and we have to transport them. It's very discouraging," says Brooklyn Mayor Richard Balbier.
Brooklyn's jail is a busy one. 1,400 prisoners were locked up there in 2014.
Officers are lighting aromatic candles inside the building because the flooding problem stinks.
"Completely frustrated. Every time it happens. First time it was a sump pump. Now we have the pump being fixed. Now it's a float. So now they have to get a new float to put in there. So they check the pump every two hours to make sure it's working but it's very frustrating," says Mayor Balbier.
Parts have been ordered and officials hope to have the jail open by the weekend.