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Work Underway To Fix Well, Restore Water Service To Hundreds In Mohave County


Officials in Mohave County say work is underway to repair a well that failed last weekend when a motor went out, leaving about 500 homes in the Golden Valley area without water. 


The county is currently issuing one gallon of bottled water per person each day, plus another gallon per pet to those affected. 

Homeowner Randy Seaton, Jr. says that’s not enough for basic sanitation or cleaning needs. He’s frustrated by the county’s response. 

“That doesn't flush your toilet. That doesn't fill your sink to do dishes. That doesn't let you take a shower, you know,” Seaton says. “A lot of these people out here live paycheck-to-paycheck. And they don't have bottled water phased into their bills for the month.”

Mohave County spokesperson Roger Galloway told KNAU Friday afternoon motor installation is underway and should to be complete by Monday.  

Residents can pick up bottled water at the Golden Valley Fire Training Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.