- Associated Press - Monday, June 25, 2018

LAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) - The Latest on the effects of a water main break in the Colorado River casino resort town of Laughlin (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

An order for residents to boil drinking water as a precaution against contamination has been lifted, two days after a water main break in the Colorado River casino resort town of Laughlin.

Officials said Monday that quality tests confirmed the municipal water supply meets safe drinking water standards for tourists and the community’s nearly 10,000 year-round residents.

Clark County, Big Bend Water District and Nevada Division of Environmental Protection officials advise users in the Casino Drive corridor to flush plumbing systems by allowing faucets to run for three minutes before resuming normal water use for cooking, drinking and cleaning.

Medical, dental and food service establishments are being advised to refer to Southern Nevada Health District guidelines .

The water district says it’s unclear what caused the underground water main to break on Saturday.

Bottled water was made available to resorts and residents while repairs were made.

Laughlin is about 100 miles (161 kilometers) south of Las Vegas.


9:30 a.m.

Initial tests show samples of drinking water in Laughlin are meeting water-quality standards but officials want to conduct more tests before lifting a boil-water advisory that’s been in place since a water main break Saturday.

Big Bend Water District spokesman Bronson Mack said the advisory will remain in place Monday for Laughlin’s Casino Drive Corridor lined with hotel-casinos in the unincorporated town 90 minutes south of Las Vegas.

The broken pipe was repaired Saturday night.

Mack says there was no indication there was any contamination of the water but the water boil advisory was issued because a portion of supply lost all water pressure.

It’s unclear what caused the leak.

Mack said bottled water has been made available to the resorts and there’s additional bottled water available at the Laughlin Regional Justice Center.

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