⚠ Boil Water Order for Old Town subdivision on Mt. Charleston
Response and recovery efforts continue on Mount Charleston.
Work continues in Old Town and around the Echo area to repair damaged water infrastructure. Pending any unforeseen delays, the work remains on track for completion by end of November.
CURRENT WORK PROGRESS
- The LVVWD’s contractor crew has completed installation of two 8-inch diameter pipelines through the wash area along Aspen Ave. This section of work required significant excavation, fill material and concrete work to protect the new pipelines from future storm water flows through the wash area.
- Work will progress west in Aspen Ave toward Ski Chalet Place over the coming weeks.
- The LVVWD’s contractor is now utilizing Aspen Ave as the primary haul route for work related to the two pipeline installations.
- The LVVWD is repairing a leak on the pipeline between Echo and Old Town. Flushing and water sampling from this pipeline will begin by the end of this week; however, additional repairs may be required. This pipeline is a key component to conveying water into Old Town and facilitating pressure tests along Yellow Pine.
- LVVWD personnel is also working at the far west end of Aspen Ave, along the Cockscomb Ridge View Road to reconnect a severed pipeline serving Cathedral Rock.
- Dust control activities will be monitored and adjusted to limit dust.
Drinking water remains available to all Old Town residents via the potable tank located in the neighborhood. Laundry and sanitary facilities remain available at The Retreat on Charleston Peak Hotel.
The LVVWD remains committed to completing all the necessary water system repairs and replacements to restore water service to Old Town as swiftly as possible.
NEXT SCHEDULED UPDATE
The next email update is scheduled for Oct. 2. Email, website and outbound phone calls (as needed) will continue to be used to communicate updates to Kyle Canyon customers.
If you need clarification or have questions, please call 702-822-8543.
More information is available via the LVVWD website.
Currently, SR-157 is closed to public access past the junction with SR-158 (Deer Creek Rd). SR-156 is closed at U.S. 95. Parts of each highway are extremely hazardous and only open to residents, emergency vehicles, and utility and construction crews. Residents should limit their trips to essential travel only. SR-158 will remain closed to public travel. As of August 29, emergency road repair operations are happening seven days a week, including holidays. NDOT aims to have repairs completed in time for the upcoming winter season. Residents are being advised to limit travel for necessary reasons such as food, water, fuel and supplies, to keep the roads clear as much as possible for roadwork and repair operations. They also are being advised to drive slowly and cautiously on all roads on the mountain due to damage, road barricades that restrict some areas to one lane, and movement of personnel and heavy equipment.
As of the evening of Aug. 23, power had been restored to the entire Mt. Charleston community, including the Old Town, Echo and Cathedral Rock subdivisions in Kyle Canyon.
Recreation area closure
Due to the historic flash flooding associated with Hurricane Hilary, all National Forest System areas, roads, and trails in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Developed Canyons (Lee, Kyle, and Deer Creek) described in the Forest Order are closed until further notice.
An area closure remains in effect for the developed recreation canyons (Lee, Kyle, and Deer Creek) of the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area (Mt. Charleston) accessed via Highway 156 (Lee Canyon) and Highway 157 (Kyle Canyon), and Highway 158 (Deer Creek)until further notice for public safety due to historic storm damage. This includes the Mack’s, Champion, and Blue Tree areas. The Springs Mountain Visitor Gateway, Lee Canyon Ski Resort, and all trails, picnic areas, and campgrounds remain closed. Additional details and a closure map are available on our website. This Forest Order does not apply to private parcels, state highways, or any other non-Forest Service property within the boundaries of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area.
The Forest Service urges the public to stay away from the closed developed canyons at Mt. Charleston due to evolving hazardous conditions. Undercut roads, washed-out trails, damage to power and water lines, falling trees, shifting flood paths, water in areas not typically seen, and significant debris flows currently exist. Additional weather-related damage is possible in the coming weeks. Partner agencies are continuing assessment and stabilization efforts as it is safe to do so and beginning to plan for long-term recovery.
Dispersed recreation in more remote areas such as Cold Creek, Willow Creek, Potosi, Cottonwood Pass, Lovell Canyon, Wheeler Wash, Mt. Stirling and Johnny reopened September 1, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. Carpenter and Wallace Canyons roads are currently inaccessible by 4x4 due to washouts. Other areas including Clark and Trout Canyons may also have impacts. Use caution in all areas as hazards may still exist. Roads may be covered with debris and have undercutting and shoulder loss due to flooding. Plan to be self-sufficient and check current weather conditions. Since there are no facilities, you must bring your own water, camp at least 100 feet from all water sources, and dig a hole at least six inches deep for disposal of human waste.
Officials from Clark County, the Mount Charleston Fire Protection District, and other agencies have been holding in-person neighborhood meetings with Kyle Canyon residents to provide updates, information and address questions.
Clark County continues to post regular updates on its social media sites @ClarkCountyNV and the storm information page on this webpage: