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Fort Stockton Water Fight May Come to an End

By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9

FORT STOCKTON - The fight over shipping out water from Fort Stockton may be coming to an end.

City Council members are mulling over several options, including whether or not to give up the fight, with Fort Stockton Holdings, who wants to pump the water out.

NewsWest 9 spoke with City Manager Doug May on Friday and he said the city is exploring all of their options.

Council members are looking into possibly negotiating a compromise with Fort Stockton Holdings.

You'll remember, the city has been fighting to keep oilman Clayton Williams' company from pumping water out of Pecos county.

May said they're still waiting on a final draft to see what the company is proposing and they're trying to decide what option best benefits the city.

If council members come to an agreement, that means the city would not participate in the hearing for Fort Stockton Holdings to obtain a water permit.

If they can't come to a compromise, then the city would continue to fight the water permit.

The city can also choose to just back out, withdrawing from the hearing all together, whether they decide to accept the compromise or not.

Council members are expected to vote on the issue next Friday but not before Fort Stockton residents have their say about it.

A public hearing will also take place at the meeting. If you'd like to attend, the meeting will be held at 218 N. Main Street on Friday, February 4th at 1:00p.m

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