When buying land
out here, be
sure you have access to a water supply. For
example, in April 2011, Leakey's town council
(Mayor Jesse Pendley, Ken Auld, Hugh
Buchanan, Carl Jensen, Scott Chisum, Duane Wilson Jr.) voted to
stop selling water from the Leakey City Standpipe to
those who hauled it, however they allowed three
customers to be grandfathered.
On Sept. 2, 2011, the Leakey City Council
awarded a bid for drilling a new city water well to
Utopia Sales & Services/Bob Casparis out of Utopia, TX.
At a cost of over $100,000, water from the new 750 ft
deep well was found non-potable and was used to water
the Leakey ISD football field. On Dec. 12, 2011, City
of Leakey engineer Joel Wilkinson “advised the council
the water was not suitable for the municipal water
source and the well should be capped”.