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Water board delays vote on adding wholesale charges

Written By:

Sandra Gonzalez

LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- It’s getting more expensive to deliver water and treat it, especially as Lake Mead levels continue to drop. That’s why Southern Nevada Water Authority will be charging local water utilities about $4.5 million.

The board wanted to learn more about the wholesale water charges so a vote was put off until next month’s SNWA board meeting.

But SNWA General Manager Pat Mulroy didn’t mince words when she addressed the board about the situation.

“The cost to treat will go up. The cost to pump will go up, the more the lake recedes, and I think that's a reality we need to very clearly need to have in front of us. And I don't ever want it said that I never warned you that this is exactly what it's going to look like.

There is still some sting from last year’s rate hike debacle that caused an uproar with small businesses.


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