The Las Vegas Community Water Board held two candidate forums last week to exclusively address — you guessed it — water issues.
They did so for good reason. The city’s water system has long been a No. 1 concern because of what could happen and what’s already happening.
What could happen is a wildfire, an earthquake or a prolonged drought. Since 90 percent of our water system comes out of the Gallinas River, ash from a major fire in the canyon could make it too polluted to use.