Water Well Permits Increase in Midland, Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND/ODESSA - With water restrictions tightening across the Basin, more people are drilling water wells to keep their yards alive.

Both Midland and Odessa are seeing an increase in water wells being drilled inside the city.

Just in march, 90 permits came into the Midland offices.

So far, they've had 125.

The same trend is happening in Odessa, more than 130 water well permits have come across their desks this year.