MITCHELL COUNTY - The lack of water in West Texas is on everyone's mind.
Now Mitchell County is turning to wind energy to gain a new source of drinking water.
Mitchell County was awarded a nearly $3 million grant to help fund an $8 million dollar pilot project.
The project will use wind energy to power a desalination plant that will turn salty groundwater full of minerals into drinkable water.
What's even more incredible is it could create 750,000 gallons of water a day.
This project is made possible by the abundance of wind in western parts of Texas.
Construction of the project is scheduled for later this year.