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Water woes for Cleveland's Juvenile Justice Center

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Internal memo sent out to employees at the Juvenile Justice Center Internal memo sent out to employees at the Juvenile Justice Center
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

24 hours after our Scott Taylor exposed issues with the water, warning signs sprung up inside the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice center that something wasn't right with the center's water.

On Wednesday Taylor got his hands on an internal memo from the court administration office telling workers not to drink any of the water from the fountains.

The  problem? Nobody told the public.  On Wednesday as city workers were flushing lines you couldn't find any warning signs in the building.

The county didn't put any up public warning signs until Thursday morning and 19 Action News is being told that it was a miscommunication and won't happen again.

Back in 2011 the same thing happened when Scott Taylor exposed a worker's claim she got her hands burnt by bad water in the same building.

The county didn't warn anybody of that issue until Scott Taylor broke the story.  

The city tells us the water this week was never harmful.  It just had a discoloration due to a high level of manganese in Lake Erie.

The water is now back to the right color.   

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