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Sloan Channel bugs are back

Sloan Channel bugs are back

By Rikki Cheese. CREATED Mar 12, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Bugs are flying over the Sloan Flood Channel in the east part of the valley with a vengeance again and neighbors want to know why.

Here's the latest in a You Ask. We Investigate update.

Residents who live along the five-mile channel thought their problems were solved when an agreement was reached recently on what to do with waste water being flushed out of North Las Vegas' new treatment plant into the county's flood channel.

The entities agreed to build a pipeline above ground to carry treated waste water to Lake Mead. But that project may take another year before it even begins, and neighbors are fighting swarms of bugs right now.

Charles Sangster told Action News, "When you go out, you've got to have your mouth shut. You got your mouth open, you've got a mouth full of bugs. I mean, it's that bad."

North Las Vegas officials say they are cleaning the channel every week, to clear the stuff bugs breed in.

But, they also admit, some areas are only cleaned every seven days.

We will follow up to see if they start cleaning more frequently, now that the weather is getting warmer.

Keep it tuned to Action News for updates on this developing story.

Rikki Cheese

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Rikki Cheese is currently an anchor and reporter for Action News.