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UPDATE: Boil water order lifted in Laughlin

Posted: 3:02 PM, Jun 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-25 22:29:38Z

UPDATE JUNE 25: The boil water order has been lifted for the Casino Drive Corridor of Laughlin. All Laughlin customers may resume normal water use. 

UPDATE AT 7:10 P.M. JUNE 23: The Big Bend Water District provided an update on the Boil Water Order issued for a portion of Laughlin.

According to the district, water service is being restored to the Casino Drive Corridor, as crews at the scene have isolated the leak and are working on repairs.

However, the boil water order will remain in effect until water quality tests are complete. The district estimates the tests to be completed in 48 hours.

The boil water order only affects properties along the Casino Drive corridor, which mostly consists of resorts and commercial properties. The primary residential areas of Laughlin, as well as Bullhead City, are not affected and may continue to use water normally.

Water District officials say they're coordinating bottled water deliveries to those affected by the boil water order as needed. 

The District also says that water for fire protection in the Casino Drive Corridor should be coming back within an hour or two.

The Clark County Office of Emergency Management, the Clark County Fire Department, the Metropolitan Police Department and the Laughlin Town Manager's Office all worked with the Water District to coordinate a response to the water main leak.

ORIGINAL STORY

LAUGHLIN (KTNV) -- Water in the Casino Drive corridor of Laughlin was shut down around 1 p.m. after reports of a water main break near Bruce Woodbury Drive and Casino Drive.

Crews from the Bend Water District are onsite and making repairs.

A boil water order has been issued for all water users located between the following streets:

  • Thomas Edison Drive (west boundary)
  • Casino Drive (east boundary)
  • State Route 163 (north boundary)
  • Harrah's Laughlin (south boundary)

Properties located outside the area on the map above are not affected by the advisory.

Water users in the area must take the following actions:

BOIL WATER FOR DRINKING AND COOKING

  • DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST
  • Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and food preparation until further notice.
  • To meet recommendations for a “Boil Water Order,” bring the water to a rolling boil for 1 minute and cool before using. Timing starts when the water starts to bubble. Cool the water then place it in clean containers for use or refrigerate.
  • The water can be used for hand washing; however, additional disinfection such as hand sanitizer is recommended.

CURTAIL NON-ESSENTIAL WATER USE

  • Laughlin residents and businesses take immediate steps to reduce water use. 
  • Shut off outdoor sprinklers and irrigation systems.
  • Do not use water outdoors.
  • Although the Big Bend Water District has reservoirs throughout the area, storage capacity is limited.