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South Texas Company Wants to Bring Water To The Permian Basin

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By Devin Sanchez
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - At Tuesday night's city council meeting in Big Spring, John Littlejohn with VV Water Company, out of Val Verde County, presented a plan to supply the region with a new water supply from South Texas.

"We've come to West Texas and are visiting with people about water development and the possibility of supplying water," Littlejohn said. "It's one of, if not the largest resources of water, virtually untapped."

The company wants to bring water from Val Verde County to San Angelo, and from there, distribute it through West Texas.

"The plan that we put forth would have a pipeline constructed from southern Val Verde County, north of Lake Amistad, to the northwest side of the city of San Angelo," he said.

The Colorado River Municipal Water District already serves the area and Littlejohn said VV could use the infrastructure already in place. All the cities apart of the CRMWD are under contractual agreement but have the right to express a desire to bring in another water source.

"We're going to have to create a consensus of people as to volumes of water they would want, transportation and some sort of relationship set in place," Littlejohn said.

The project, according to Littlejohn, will not be expensive. The water source, he said, is self-restoring and can withstand drought conditions.

"It would be there for the long term, depending on what each individual city decided on at that point," he said.

At this time, the project is simply being discussed but VV Water Company is optimistic it will happen.