WATER
Leakey Hills #95, Real County, Texas
Located in high country between the Nueces and Frio Rivers,
and has its own underground water supply.

 

Leakey Hills #95 has a 480 ft deep water well located on the north side of the property.  It was drilled ca 2006 and is rated at 10 gallons per minute of good drinking water.  This well provided potable water at full capacity throughout 2011, considered the "worst one year drought period" in Texas history.

Water is not abundant in all areas of the Texas Hill Country, and if found, is not always potable.  For example, in April 2011, Leakey's town council (Mayor Jesse Pendley, Ken Auld, Hugh Buchanan, Carl Jensen, Scott Chisum, and Duane Wilson Jr.) voted to stop selling water from the Leakey City Standpipe to those who needed to haul it, although three customers were 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, Uvalde Co., 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 that the water was not suitable for the municipal water source and the well should be capped.  (Leakey, the seat of Real County, is at 1,604 feet elevation.)
 

 

 

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