San Mateo County settles inmate toilet suit

October 7, 2009 7:43:51 AM PDT
San Mateo County is having to pay $2.3 million for what county jail inmates are flushing down the toilet.

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The supervisors have agreed to settle a lawsuit by the sewer company, South Bayside System Authority.

The suit said the system was damaged by inmates who flushed jumpsuits, boxer shorts, hair gel containers, and granola bar wrappers -- among other things.

The board is set to take a final vote on the deal Thursday morning.

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