Laughlin's water quality
In conformance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Big Bend Water District conducts thousands of water quality tests on its drinking water each year to ensure Laughlin's drinking water meets or surpasses all water quality standards.
Laughlin has an advanced water treatment system that provides high quality water for all its residential and commercial needs.
Water quality reports
The Big Bend Water District produces an annual water quality report for Laughlin water customers. The Water District tests for more than 100 substances, but only those detected in Laughlin's drinking water are listed on the report's Water Quality Data Table page.
Water analysis and source water assessments
To view a more detailed water analysis or the Safe Drinking Water Act source water assessment for the Big Bend Water District, use the links below. Data reported in 2017 was collected in 2016.
The Big Bend Water District has an advanced water treatment facility designed to do one thing—provide drinking water that meets all Safe Drinking Water Act standards.
Water drawn from the Colorado River is sent to the Big Bend Water Treatment Facility. After it goes to a special tank for ozone, the water is treated with ozone to kill any potentially harmful microscopic organisms.
A multistage filtration system then is used to remove particles from the water, followed by an ultraviolet disinfection system.
Near the end of the treatment process, an additional disinfectant (sodium hypochlorite) is added to protect water on the way to customers' taps.
Water also is treated to minimize corrosion of lead and copper in the distribution system.