City of Odessa Moving Forward With Plans to Bring Water in From Fort Stockton

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The City of Odessa is moving forward with plans to bring water in from Fort Stockton.

The Odessa Development Corporation has decided to give $3 million to the City of Fort Stockton to drill a test water well.

It's twice the amount they originally planned to spend.

The test water well and a post-well study will help determine if the water is good so the City of Odessa can eventually buy and pump from Fort Stockton.

If all goes well, both cities still have to get approval from the Middle Pecos Groundwater District to transport up to 50 million gallons of water daily from Fort Stockton to Odessa.

The Odessa Development Corporation also allowed the City of Fort Stockton's choice to give the drilling project to hydro resources.