Water Company's Proposal Could Lead To Legal Trouble For The Company And Big Spring 8/12/13
August 12, 2013
As West Texas continues to grow demand for water grows with it.
V and V Water Company says they can provide clean and affordable drinking water to Big Spring residents, which has some council members excited about the possibilities.
"What we need is quality water, quality drinking water. I've been out here for 35 years and we've never had water we can drink," said Glenn Carigan, a Big Spring Councilman.
However, Big Spring has a contract with the CRMWD, stating they are the sole provider of water to the city. Now, the CRMWD is looking into whether V and V or Big Spring interfered with their contract.
"That's a decision for the board to make. If any action comes, it would come after Wednesday’s board meeting," said John Grant, the general manager of the CRMWD.
Some council members say while the city needs to always look for additional water sources, they aren't starving for water. He says a legal battle with the water district isn’t worth it.
"Do we need a second and third plan? Sure, but at what cost," said Raul Benavides, a Big Spring Councilman.
V and V Water Company says member cities such as Big Spring can tell the district use their pipes to pump water to the city, if they choose to. They hope to convince council that their company is a good option for Big Spring.
"What we're out here to do is sell the people of West Texas as good or better water than they can get anywhere else, for as good or better of a price," said Dr. John Littlejohn, the Managing Director of V and V Water Company.