Residents confront utility board about flood channel
Residents are speaking out about the Sloan Channel and the problems it is causing in their neighborhood. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- People who live near the Sloan flood channel spoke out Tuesday night at a meeting of the North Las Vegas utility advisory board.
The board met to discuss the future of the Sloan wash and residents pleaded with its members to take action.
Clark County and North Las Vegas are locked in a battle in court over whether the city should be able to continue to flush wastewater into the county's flood channel.
It is an easy answer for most of those who live near the channel. They say that since the treated water began flowing, they have been dealing with swarms of bugs.
Residents also say that as algae continues to grow, so do the health risks.
Clean up of the flood channel is supposed to be shared by Clark County and the City of North Las Vegas but the city says that they have recently taken a more active role, cleaning it up 5 days a week.
Residents say that is simply not true though.
The advisory board insisted that cooperative efforts between the city and county have improved recently but they did not elaborate.
The two parties are scheduled to go to court in September. Until then, residents will just have to tough it out.