Casinos using tap water again |

Casinos using tap water again

Stateline casinos returned to using tap water for consumption after a boil-water order was lifted when a second water test returned clear of bacteria.

The order was lifted Friday morning, 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 at the casino corridor. 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.

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

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