Honey Lake water on its way
New growth will soon be possible in the north valleys, thanks to the Washoe County Commission’s acceptance of a 28-mile pipeline, pumps and storage tanks from Vidler Water. Since the Honey Lake water importation project died a decade ago, thanks in part to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, Vidler has built the project and now donated its infrastructure to the county, slipping the project below the radar under a new name, Fish Springs Ranch.
Reid, now trying to get a water importation project for Clark County, lost interest in stopping the Honey Lake project.
So how does Vidler make money? It kept the water rights and will sell them off for new development, creating a powerful economic incentive driving growth.