A difference of $38 million dollars in taxes to those in the Indian Wells Valley hung in the balance as the Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority discussed funding options for the imported water pipeline project at the IWVGA’s board meeting on Aug. 23. The mood of the room reflected the gravity of the decision. Conversation slowed, political rivalries cooled, and board members asked the same clarifying questions from subject matter experts for a third or fourth time. Ultimately, too many questions remained on such an important decision, and so the IWVGA board tabled it until their next meeting on Sept. 13. No further delays will be possible; the IWVGA will need to make a decision at their September meeting.