Pat Mulroy, the powerful and controversial head of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, has announced that she is stepping down sometime next year. She has led the agency for 21 years, during the housing boom and one of the worst droughts in modern history.
A new water fee doubled - and in some cases, tripled - the bills for small businesses. The Southern Nevada Water Authority raised fees to pay off about $3.3 billion in bonds. Are higher fees based on meter size the best approach? And will small businesses get any relief? General manager Pat Mulroy and a small business owner join us. What are your thoughts on the water hikes?
SNWA General Manager Pat Mulroy will join us to talk about the water pipeline to Northern Nevada, a rising Lake Mead and if green lawns are cool again. We'll also take your questions - post them online to ask Pat Mulroy.
Nevadans are wrapped in a battle for the one thing Nevadans and people in the southwest have been fighting for the last century and a half - water. The Southern Nevada Water Authority continues to push their plans to build a 300 mile pipeline to the Great Basin National Park and pipe that water to southern Nevada. Opponents have been gathering and entrenching themselves for a fight. Is Las Vegas' survival more important than protecting water supplies in rural Nevada?