Hearing Dates Set for Pecos County Water Fight

By Cierra Putman
NewsWest 9

PECOS COUNTY - Will Clayton Williams' company be able to move and sell water out of Pecos County? It's a story NewsWest 9 is continuing to cover and now we know the date's are set for hearing.

The issue has sparked outrage from officials within Pecos County and surrounding communities who fear it will ultimately leave them dry.

You'll remember Clayton Williams' company, Fort Stockton Holdings, wants to move millions of gallons water out of Pecos County in order to sell it.

This week the Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District denied some of those outside groups from joining in the fight.

According to the District's General Manager, the board denied the City of Alpine and the Brewster County Groundwater Conservation District's request for party status in the hearings and took no action on the same request from the Rio Grande International Study Center.

The District also set some tentative hearing dates for the fall. Testimony is expected to last at least four days and will begin at the end of September and continue into October.