BULLHEAD CITY – A clogged sewer line at Desert Valley School on Marina Blvd. has been repaired and classes will resume Tuesday morning. The problem was traced to improper materials being flushed down toilets. Monday’s missed classes will be made up on Friday, February 25, which is normally a “Flex Friday” for student intervention and enrichment. “I want to thank parents and our staff for their patience and understanding,” said Desert Valley principal Kennie Churchwell.
“Sometimes emergencies happen. Quick and thorough action by our facilities partners at ABM Industries and the necessary work by Calvin’s Septic Services means that 500 students and 60 employees will be back on campus sooner rather than later.” Churchwell noted that pipes at Desert Valley are regularly flushed, so this blockage developed after the most recent servicing.
Maintenance crews ran a 250-foot line Monday to perform a high-pressure spray and unclog the pipe. The Bullhead City School District also thanked the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Colorado River for assisting working families that needed a safe place for their children during school hours on Monday. Desert Valley is an elementary school with students in kindergarten through fourth grade.