The SNWA watergrab is not about the water. They'll take the water if they can, but this is actually about money.
What would some people do for a big chunk of 15 billion dollars?
Would they threaten the Nevada State Engineer?
Would they buy off the Clark County Commissioners?
Would they would they put the people of a Las Vegas deeply into debt for the rest of their lives for something they don't really need?
You're damn right they would.
This has been happening all over the Third World for decades. And this is now happening all over the United States.
Corrupt or misled municipalities have been committing to boondoggle projects all across the country that have drained their communities of generations of wealth.
This is the next predatory loan scam.
The people of Las Vegas don't need more water. If there are water restrictions, they'll just have to cut back on waste. There's plenty of time to build a pipeline if the situation becomes desperate.
But if SNWA does that; the pipeline construction mega-corporations, developers (of projects outside of Las Vegas), land speculators, and oligarchy banks won't get their money now.
Beware of a rapid effort to ram this boondoggle through before the people of Las Vegas have time to organize against it.