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Sloan Channel battle settled
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The battle over the Sloan Flood Channel is over.
It's a story viewers asked us to investigate last year when North Las Vegas started flushing treated waste water into the county's Sloan Flood Channel after plans for an underground pipeline fell through.
Neighbors were plagued by swarms of bugs that developed as a result of water flowing in a channel designed only for storms.
On Wednesday, the North Las Vegas City Council and Clark County Commissioners signed off on a solution. They agreed to settle the lawsuits they filed against each other in a deal that includes building an above-ground pipeline to Lake Mead. The pipeline will cost $15 million dollars.
North Las Vegas Mayor Shari Buck says the deal is a win. She says, "We believe, we still believe that we have the right to discharge, but we didn't need to be spending taxpayers money fighting this out in court."
North Las Vegas will give the county $8 million to design and build the pipeline. The county will chip in $7 million the city has to pay back.
If North Las Vegas had lost in court, the city would have been stuck with a $300 million treatment plant it had to pay for, but couldn't use.
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