Midland Celebrates The Completion of The T-Bar Ranch Project 05/31/13
CBS 7 News
May 31, 2013
MIDLAND, TX - The recent drought has forced West Texans to scramble for water supplies. Today Midland is celebrating, as its short-term water plan has become a reality. The $200-million project took just 18 months to complete. City fathers say it ensures the Tall City's water for at least the next 50 years. 70 miles of pipe have been laid to transport the water from the well field in Winkler County. This is the culmination of an investment that was made by city leaders half a century ago. It paid dividends with badly needed water.
"It's cold, it's delicious, something that we've dreamed about and started 50 years ago, it's a special day for me but it's more about the community and how we're about leadership and why midland is such a great place," said Mayor Wes Perry, City of Midland.
"This is a miracle and I can't stress enough how many people put their children to the wheel and got this done," said Ed Magruder, Former Mayor of Midland and Council Member who during the purchase of T-Bar.
Starting today, 5 million gallons will be pumped to the City every day. That will add to the supply already being provided by the Colorado River Municipal Water District.