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Letter from SNAW Regarding Interview

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We decline the interview however, if you wish you may use the following statement from SNWA/LVVWD:

As not-for-profit agencies, the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Las Vegas Valley Water District are vigilant about controlling labor costs. In the past four years, LVVWD's labor budget has increased only 1.8 percent in total, while the SNWA's labor budget actually decreased by nearly 5.5 percent. The LVVWD's labor cost represent approximately one-third of total operating expenses – a figure that is squarely within the industry range. SNWA's labor costs are only 15 percent of the agency's budget.

Because Mrs. Mulroy oversees two separate entities, her total compensation of $310,134 is divided equally between the SNWA and LVVWD. According to the 2013 Water Utility Compensation Survey compiled by the American Water Works Association, the average compensation for the "Top Executive" of water utilities serving more than 1 million people was $307,886. Mrs. Mulroy's salary is consistent with that of her peers. However, considering that she serves both organizations, the cost to both agencies is much lower than if they employed separate general managers.

Thanks,

Scott Huntley
Public Information Manager
Southern Nevada Water Authority/Las Vegas Valley Water District
702-258-7258

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