Small Business Owners Hit Hard by Water Bills
LAS VEGAS -- Sticker shock has small businesses, non-profits and churches at a boiling point after seeing their water bills double, even triple in some cases, thanks to a usage fee by the Southern Nevada Water Authority that went into effect this month.
A special hearing for the businesses was held today, and there were plenty of people in attendance. Many are just now opening up their May water bills and it's soaking in that they will have to somehow pay hundreds or thousands more for a month.
One by one, people hit by the usage fee took the microphone to tell Clark County leaders about the hardships it is causing and how it may force some small businesses to close.
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