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Trout Canyon residents still waiting for water pipeline

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Trout Canyon residents still waiting for water pipeline

By Bryan Callahan. CREATED Sep 6, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's back to square one for residents in Trout Canyon who have been without running water since the Carpenter 1 wildfire.

It should have been flowing again by now but last weekend's storms caused another setback.

Trout Canyon residents were actually at a meeting in Pahrump last week when a storm and the flooding it caused washed away most of the three-mile pipeline that crews had been working seven days a week to restore.

Crews were planning to disinfect the pipeline last weekend until the floods washed away large sections of ground underneath the above-ground pipeline.

Some parts of the pipeline were buried under five to seven feet of debris while other areas had 10 foot deep trenches cut into the canyon.

Many residents were looking forward to having running water again in their homes.

Local volunteer fire departments have been bringing up water tankers so that residents can shower in outdoor showers.

Many residents have also purchased above-ground water storage tanks to hold their own water so they can use it for common household chores.

Bryan Callahan

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Bryan Callahan joined the Action News team as a general assignment reporter in August of 2013.