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North Las Vegas Told To Fix Wastewater Program

LAS VEGAS (AP) — North Las Vegas has been ordered by the Environmental Protection Agency to address water pollution violations.

The agency said Wednesday that city was found in violation of the Clean Water Act during a September 2014 inspection of its wastewater pretreatment program.

The city's wastewater treatment facility was built in 2011 but a new pretreatment program wasn't created or approved for use and the EPA said there haven't been enough resources or personnel to implement it.

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Authorities are now concerned that polluted water could leak into the Las Vegas Wash, which feeds into Lake Mead.

North Las Vegas must approve a plan to fix the issue by March 1, 2016 and submit them to the EPA by April 15, 2016.

City officials couldn't immediately be reached for comment.