City of Fort Stockton Talking With City of Odessa to Sell Water

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

FORT STOCKTON - The City of Odessa is looking for more water and they're willing to go to surrounding cities to find it.

Fort Stockton Mayor Bill Lannom tells NewsWest 9 that they are in talks for a possible deal to sell water to the City of Odessa.

The water would come from the Capitan Reef and we're told that aquifer is full of water that's very salty.

The City of Odessa has been working to get a desalination plant as a back-up source for water.

Mayor Lannom says the two cities could finalize an agreement as early as August.