5:48 PM MST
Water was finally restored to the Fort Yuma-Quechan Reservation around 3:15 PM MST after a water main line was ruptured.
The Quechan Reservation had to go more than 24 hours without water and some members were understandably upset.
Quechan tribe member Michele Eagleman's children live on the reservation. She said with the flu going around, it's very important to have the tools to stay healthy. "It's worrisome because you know environmentally what it can impact. It's the flu season...We're a small tribe and that could wipe us out in a matter of time," Eagleman said.
According to the Quechan Police Department water had been shut off for more than 24 hours to the more than 2300 hundred residents living on the reservation.
IIID officials said a water main line break in Imperial County caused the water to be shut off.
The emergency forced meeting to be canceled and other closures including San Pasqual.
Don Peterson Engineering and the Quechan Utilities crew worked together for repairs.
But now there is a new concern that once the water is restored it could be contaminated.
The reservation is still on a 24-hour boil water notice. Any safety questions can be directed to Melvin Miguel at (928) 920-9987.