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Ranchos waterline break will require boil-water order

Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District employees work on a water main break on Bumblebee Lane on Friday morning.
Kurt Hildebrand |

A water main break along Bumblebee Lane in the Gardnerville Ranchos on Friday will require a precautionary boil-water order for the 16 homes affected by the break.

District employees repaired the line break on Friday, which was in a side yard of a home in the 1400 block of Bumblebee.

Improvement District Manager Bob Spellberg said the state requires utilities to issue a boil-water order whenever a line is open.

The order affects only the neighborhood.

It could be until Thursday before the boil order is lifted, Spellberg said.

The Nevada Department of Environmental Protection requires two clean water tests before it will clear the system, and each test requires 24 hours to grow a culture.

Water ran all the way to Tillman Lane Friday morning from the break.

The waterlines in Unit 6 of the Ranchos, which were built in the 1970s and 1980s, didn’t have enough bedding and are prone to breaks.

Spellberg said the district will be working to fix the problem on Leonard and will be moving to Honeybee soon.