UPDATE SEPT. 12: A persistent water leak is continuing to push water into the roadway near Charleston Boulevard and Arville Street.
Contact 13 first reported the problem pipe on Monday. The water leak is located on private property behind a shopping center.
The Las Vegas Valley Water District said the leak was supposed to be repaired early Tuesday morning. Crews shut off water service around midnight in the area so a plumber could have the repairs.
Water service was restored around 5 a.m. Tuesday, officials said.
The water district said a second leak popped up in nearly the same area and additional repairs will need to be made.
Water service is expected to be interrupted early Wednesday morning.
Contact 13 had learned the wasted water will be billed to the property owner.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Every drop of water is precious in the desert.
Some are asking why so much of it is spilling into the street near Charleston Boulevard and Arville Street. The leak was reported on Friday.
Contact 13 visited the area Monday and confirmed water was still flowing from a nearby shopping center.
The Las Vegas Valley Water District said the leak is coming from private property and the owner has to cap the leak.
"As a bicyclist, I'm very well aware of the situation on the street,” said Tom Allen.
“People in the cars kind of drive by, they don't care, but on a bicycle you have to know what you're running through," he added.
Contact 13’s calls for comment to a listed property management company for the shopping center were not immediately returned.
Water authorities said they are working with the property owner but did not have a timetable as to when the leak might be repaired.
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