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Boil water order remains in Laughlin as water tests continue


Steve Marcus

Laughlin casino lights are reflected in the Colorado River at sunset Sunday, Sept. 9. 2012.

LAUGHLIN — Initial tests show samples of drinking water in Laughlin are meeting water-quality standards but officials want to conduct more tests before lifting an 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.