LAS VEGAS (AP) — The woman who has controlled the spigot of southern Nevada's water supply for more than 20 years says she plans to retire.
Pat Mulroy has been general manager of Southern Nevada Water Authority for 22 years.
On Monday she said she is planning for retirement, though she hasn't set a firm date and will stay on as long as necessary to ensure an orderly transition.
For decades she has worked to make sure the Las Vegas region had an adequate water supply to keep up with booming growth.
Besides conservation measures, those efforts have included plans to export groundwater from rural valleys hundreds of miles away.
The district is also building a deeper, third intake straw to pull water from Lake Mead, which is southern Nevada's main water supply.
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