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Davis Dam in Laughlin, Nevada

Big Bend Water District

The Big Bend Water District (BBWD) serves the Laughlin, Nevada community. Each year, BBWD provides water for Laughlin's 9,000 citizens, as well as supplying water to support a large number of visitors.

The BBWD is a general improvement district and political subdivision of the State of Nevada that was created in 1983 to supply water to Laughlin residents and businesses. A Board of Trustees governs the BBWD and has jurisdiction over all its affairs.

The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) operates and maintains BBWD facilities. LVVWD was designated to serve as agent for the BBWD by the Big Bend Board of Trustees in 2008.

The BBWD water treatment facility can treat up to 15 million gallons per day, and the water distribution system has a storage capacity of 6 million gallons.

2018 rate increase to fund improvements to Laughlin's water system

In 2017, the Big Bend Water District Board of Trustees approved recommendations made by a citizens advisory committee on how to fund necessary improvements needed to maintain Laughlin’s water system over the next 10 years. These recommendations included pursuing grants, increasing water rates, and phasing them in to avoid rate shock.

Over the next 10 years, Laughlin’s public water system requires approximately $9.2 million in system improvements, pipeline replacements, treatment upgrades and a new emergency well. These capital expenditures are needed to maintain a reliable water system for Laughlin’s residents and businesses who depend on quality drinking water supplies.

The approved rate increase went into effect on January 1, 2018. A typical single-family residential customer will expect to see their bill increase by approximately $2.50. To learn more about the rates, please view the fact sheet.

Contact us

The Big Bend Water District hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except major holidays).

By email
Email us questions and comments about the Big Bend Water District.

By phone
For customer service-related questions, call 702-298-3113.

For general questions, contact Chaunsey Chau-Duong at 702-822-8395.

By fax
Documents may be faxed to Big Bend Water District at 702-298-0983.

By mail
Big Bend Water District
1520 Thomas Edison Dr.
Laughlin, NV 89029-1600