Frustrated residents attend meeting about water pipeline
Residents without water after Carpenter 1 fire attended a meeting Friday morningPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Guidelines were presented, but no solutions for Trout Canyon residents who attended a town hall meeting Friday morning.
They've been without running water since returning home after the Carpenter 1 wildfire destroyed their private water pipeline.
Several residents Action News spoke to said they liked how officials laid out what they need to do next.
They were told they are responsible to repair or rebuild this pipeline.
There were officials from several government agencies like the forest service telling homeowners they need to band together and come up with a proposal to repair or replace the water pipeline that was 55-years-old.
Officials also told residents it's the homeowners' responsibility to come up with a funding plan. They will need to figure out which grants and financing programs are available.
For now, the Clark County Fire Department emergency management division is providing temporary help with water tanks and portable toilets.
But they don't know how much longer they're going to be able to provide that.
Residents are frustrated and are trying to form a group that is going to draft a proposal to send to the U.S. Forest Service for approval.
They know time is of the essence.