Seven months after losing control, North Las Vegas is once again the exclusive water dealer for the Apex Industrial Park, under a deal unanimously approved Thursday by the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

“One of the first things I did as Mayor was work to streamline the City’s permitting and business processes, and the (agreement) ensures we can keep our competitive edge as we attract the world’s most exciting companies to our community,” Mayor John Lee said in a prepared statement.

Now, efforts are underway to make the agreement with the city permanent by reversing a state bill that named the water authority as the industrial park’s sole water provider.

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