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Water back on for Stateline casinos

Stateline casinos returned to using tap water for drinking, cleaning and cooking Friday after a boil-water order was lifted when a second water test returned clear of bacteria.

The order was lifted two days after a computer glitch at Edgewood Water District’s primary facility stopped ozone treatment to clean water pumped from Lake Tahoe.

The lake water, after two cleansings with ozone and chlorine, is sent to 11 customers, including the four resorts — Caesars Tahoe, Harrah’s, Harveys and Bill’s Lake Tahoe Casino. Bottled water was issued to guests, drinking fountains were shut off and most casino restaurants used paper plates and plastic utensils.

Steve Seibel, manager at Edgewood Water District, said an investigation into why the computer failed early Wednesday morning has begun, but will take time.

“It’s just a maze of computerized stuff we have to go through,” he said.

— Nevada Appeal News Service