Mitchell County Turning to Wind Energy to Gain Drinkable Water

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

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.