• February 24, 2017

Chisholm district plays role in water rights

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  • tomintexas posted at 11:13 am on Mon, Feb 25, 2013.

    tomintexas Posts: 94

    Chisholm Trail says "it has enough water to service the area". In fact, it has never "serviced" its area. About 40 years ago, when the water program was initiated, it took government money that was intended to provide water to rural areas. Under the program, Chisholm Trail gathered up a large land area extending from I-35 near Salado on the east to well west of Florence. CT was given exclusivity for the area. Dozens of residents between the two cities paid initial deposits under the premise and promise that they would receive "city" water. Some of us still hold the certificates. Now, after decades those early depositors and newer arrivals are still on well water, with the newbies having to spend as much as 20,000 dollars for a productive well. The rumor was that the early CT "administrators" took the money and saw to it that special interests got water, and everyone else was shut off. Now the Bell County water district is imposing acreage requirements to even drill a well, which is appropriate because the water table is dropping. Chisholm Trail district has absolutely no credibility - over the decades, all inquiries have been met with empty promises and ridiculous proposals, so any of their comments are looked at with "a jaundiced eye" - especially by old timers with long memories.