Under consideration was finding a beneficial use of water wells that the city owns near Campbellton.
Justin Duke, a water sourcing manager for Select Energy Services, of San Antonio, said his company would like to perform a pump test on the northwest well, or the City Well, to see its capabilities.
He noted that a customer had called about the well.
He assured the council that the city would incur no costs and that the use of the well would not be binding to his company although, if the well did have capabilities, his company would vie for it.
“I personally think we need to allow them to do the test,” said Mayor James Liska.
Liska said if the well is capable, it could bring revenue to the city.
Duke said his company would use a 16-inch casing, take the well’s cap off and a 30 to 40 horsepower motor dropped in to do the pump test.
Duke said he’d spoken to the watermaster at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and he said the TCEQ had no issues with it.
Planned is to have a TCEQ deputy watermaster on hand when the pump test is conducted.
The council approved the request and gave decision power to Liska on two other wells under consideration.
Also, the council accepted a $2,500 gift from Lynda Richter, president of First National Bank of Three Rivers, to be used toward developing the Hilbert H. Kopplin Park.