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Water authority delays water charge increase amid chamber concerns

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Henry Brean

The Southern Nevada Water Authority on Thursday faced criticism about transparency once again as board members delayed action on a water charge increase that even seemed to catch them by surprise.

Authority General Manager Pat Mulroy insisted the increase in the wholesale delivery charge was routine and would not result in higher bills to customers. But she took heat from the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and others for offering too little information and no opportunity for meaningful public input before the matter came up for a vote.

This sort of thing seems to be happening to Mulroy a lot lately.

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would put the authority — and its ability to increase rates — under the control of Nevada’s Public Utilities Commission.


Las Vegas Review-Journal