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Jun 25, 2018

Boil Order Lifted for Laughlin - June 25, 2018

June 25, 2018 Contact: Corey Enus FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (702) 219-5193 BOIL WATER ORDER LIFTED FOR LAUGHLIN, Nv ~ Laughlin Water Supplies Meet Drinking Water Standards ~ ~ Customers in the Casino Drive Corridor May Resume Normal Water Use ~ (Laughlin, Nev., June 25) – In conjunction with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection and the Nevada Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, the Big Bend Water District (BBWD) has lifted the Boiled Water Order in Laughlin, Nev. Water quality sampling and testing has confirmed that Laughlin’s municipal water supplies meet or surpass safe drinking water standards. All customers served by the BBWD may now resume normal water use for cooking, drinking and cleaning. As an added precaution, property owners within Laughlin’ Casino Drive Corridor may flush plumbing system. Commercial properties may resume normal water use. Plumbing systems may be flushed as needed to resume normal business operations. For medical, dental, and foodservice establishments, please refer to the Southern Nevada Health District at 702-759-1110 for guidance or visit the Hot Topics links at For the few residential customers in the area, flushing recommendations are as follows. • Cold Water Flush: Run all cold water taps for three minutes. If you have a single-lever faucet, set it to run the cold water first. • Hot Water Flush: Flush hot water for a minimum of 15 minutes for a typical household 40-gallon hot-water tank, 30 minutes for an 80-gallon hot water tank or larger. Bath tubs provide a great faucet for flushing as the flow is unrestricted from an aerator. Water flushed through tubs and shower drains is captured and recycled. • Dishwashers: After flushing hot water pipes and water heater, run dishwasher empty for one full cycle. • Ice cubes: Automatic ice machines emptied of ice during the boil order may run through a 24-hour cycle, discarding the ice to assure flushing of the ice maker supply line. • Refrigerator water-dispensing machine: Water dispensers from refrigerators should be flushed by at least one quart of water. If unsure of your dispenser's capacity, refer to manufacturer specifications. • Humidifiers: Discard any water used in humidifiers and any medical or health care devices. Rinse the devices with clean water. Consult a heath care professional if appropriate. For more information, BBWD customers can all the 24-hour customer service number at 702-870-4194.

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