Kyle Canyon Water District
The Kyle Canyon Water District is a publicly-owned, quasi-municipal political subdivision of Clark County. The Las Vegas Valley Water District operates and maintains the Kyle Canyon Water District, which supplies water to the Kyle Canyon community.
A Board of Trustees, composed of the Clark County commissioners, governs the Kyle Canyon Water District and has jurisdiction over its affairs. The board has sole responsibility for establishing rates, rules and regulations for the sale and distribution of water to properties within the district.
Message about Kyle Canyon water quality
During its most recent water testing conducted in Kyle Canyon, the Kyle Canyon Water District identified three homes where lead concentrations exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency’s "action level" of 15 parts per billion (ppb). Because lead in drinking water often emanates not from the public water supply but rather from lead-based plumbing components within individual properties, water agencies analyze water samples collected from homes within their service area.
Ten samples were taken from the Rainbow subdivision in the Kyle Canyon Water District service area. Three were above the threshold.
No lead was found in water from the Rainbow Well, which provides water to the subdivision. Because no lead was detected in the Rainbow Well and the Kyle Canyon Water District has no lead service lines, it is almost certain that the lead found in these three homes was the result of lead from the homes' plumbing fixtures and/or solder dissolving into the water at it sits in the pipes, a process called "leaching."
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) and Kyle Canyon Water District have implemented effective countermeasures to inhibit the corrosion of plumbing and reduce the potential for leaching of lead and copper. In order for the countermeasures to remain effective, water use inside the home must be frequent, avoiding long periods of stagnation. For full-time residents, daily water use is frequent enough for the countermeasures to be effective.
For part time residents that do not use water daily, it is recommended that flushing before use occurs. Two of the homes with samples that exceeded the action level are unoccupied for large portions of the year.
Lead is a potential health threat that should not be ignored. It is particularly serious for children and pregnant women. Because homes are built using a variety of plumbing materials—particularly homes built before 1990—the only way to determine whether lead is present is by testing the household water.
Kyle Canyon residents who have questions or would like the water in their homes tested for lead should call the Kyle Canyon Information line at 702-822-8322. These tests are free of charge.
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Kyle Canyon Water District
c/o Las Vegas Valley Water District
1001 S. Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89153
Four wells supply water to the Kyle Canyon Water District:
- Echo Well No. 3
- Echo Well No. 4
- Echo Well No. 5
- Rainbow Well
Echo Well No. 3 is the primary drinking-water well serving the Echo View neighborhood and the Echo View Reservoir. It also supplements water needs in Rainbow, Cathedral Rock and the Old Town subdivisions.
Rainbow Well serves primarily the Rainbow View area. Rainbow Well receives supplemental water flows from the Echo wells when demand is high and it cannot replenish its supply naturally. This usually occurs in the summer.
Due to elevation differences, water from the Echo Wells and reservoir can be gravity fed to serve downhill customers. However, water from the Rainbow Well cannot be moved the nearly 200 feet uphill to the Echo View neighborhood.
Create a wildfire-safe landscape
A fire-safe landscape helps protect your home against wildfires.
You can request a copy of the Nevada Division of Forestry's "Wildfire Protection" booklet by calling the agency at 702-486-5123. The booklet provides information to help you create a fire-safe landscape as well as other tips to help you protect your home against wildfires.
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