Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Supported by

Lyon County: Threatened Well Site Checked; No Problems Found

Lyon County officials say investigators found no sign of tampering or contamination after a threat was made regarding a water well in the Dayton area.

Officials said the Sheriff's Office and the Nevada National Guard were called in after the county Utilities Department on Tuesday found a note "that threatened the sanctity" of the well site. According to a statement released by County Manager Jeffery Page, a National Guard support team "took samples and verified that the well site had not been compromised."

Page said the well site had been shut down earlier this year and there was no threat of contamination to the water system. Dayton is 24 miles south of Reno.