News Alert!!: Laughlin, NV: Continue to boil water.
According to the Big Bend Water District, they has not officially announced the lifting of the boil order in Laughlin, Nevada, and, “Updates will be made on Tuesday, July 21st. 2015. Please continue to boil water.”
Residents are being instructed to boil all water and to limit excessive use of water.
According to the Big Bend Water District, the Big Bend Water District routinely monitors your water for turbidity (cloudiness or sediment suspended in water) as a water quality parameter to test the effectiveness of Laughlin’s water treatment system. Water samples taken July 18, 2015 showed turbidity levels of 5-7 turbidity units, which was above the allowed limit of 1 turbidity unit by safe drinking water standards. The high turbidity was caused by floodwater flowing into the Colorado River. Exceeding this standard necessitates this Tier 1 Public Notification in accordance with state and federal laws. Turbidity has no health effects; however, it can interfere with water treatment processes and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of diseasecausing organisms, including bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches.
More information regarding the Boiled Water Order is at the following Big Bend Water District website addresses: **
According to Big Bend Water District, the Boiled Water Order remained in effect as additional sampling continues.