Pipeline From the Border Would Bring Water to Permian Basin Towns

Marfa Public Radio

There’s a proposal on the table in Texas to pipe water from the borderlands region of Val Verde County – home to Del Rio – to 13 rural counties in the Permian Basin.

Despite the recent rains we’ve seen, the drought’s still a long-term problem for some parts of the Basin, and the Val Verde Water Company says it can help.

Reporter Alana Rocha joined us to talk about her story on the plan for the Texas Tribune. She spoke with the company, environmentalists opposed to the plan, and some city officials who have rejected similar proposals from V.V. Water in the past.