NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - After years of construction and $250 million of taxpayer money, a wastewater treatment plant in North Las Vegas could be on hold. For the plant to be operational, the city needs to use a Clark County pipeline. County commissioners on Tuesday denied that access.
"I just don't see how this is going to work. First, I thought we could postpone things and work them out, and we're not seeing anything working out," Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins said. "Local governments throughout Clark County and the State of Nevada have had to make some tough choices."
If an agreement isn't reached between the county and city, the treatment plant could end up on a list of publicly funded projects that have either been stopped or scaled back. Those projects include a new $120 million jail that remains unopened, because it is too costly to operate.