Texas City Provides Water to Planned Park
Tex-Mex Drilling has purchased the former Eddins Walcher facility just west of the city limits of Brownfield, Texas, and is currently remodeling the building into a laundry/recreation room and preparing the land for 40 recreational vehicle spots with full hookups, the Brownfield News reported.
Additional expansion could see as many as 80 spots, according to company representative Kyle Freeman, who addressed the Brownfield City Council last month.
The company requested at that time that the city sell civic water supply at premium rates to the location, which to date, has never been done.
The council unanimously approved the ordinance change to facilitate the new construction.
The city’s water meter will be placed at the city limits and all piping and equipment from that point to the westward location will be at the expense of the property owners.
The city will charge as much as double its current rate to residents and businesses residing within the city limits.
In the ordinance change, the premium rate will be tied to the city’s set rate and will increase or decrease accordingly.
The change allows for additional customers outside the city limits as well. They would be required to submit an application for consideration by the council on a case-by-case basis.
Company officials told the council a water well would not suffice to serve as many RV spaces as are planned and would require additional environmental controls.
The company is investing approximately $500,000 into the RV park, which the owners believe will be necessary to handle increased traffic caused by future oilfield service workers migrating to the area.
Spaces will be rented at monthly rates, weekly or nightly, he said.
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