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No Water Wells for Wichita Falls

Cities including Vernon and Burkburnett, as well as home owners have been drilling wells or looking for more water underground and some residents wonder why hasn't Wichita Falls done the same?
Cities including Vernon and Burkburnett, as well as home onwers have been drilling wells or looking for more water underground and some residents wonder why hasn't Wichita Falls done the same?

Wichita Falls city officials say while looking at water solutions several years ago they did look at the possibilities of wells, but the idea was quickly rejected.

They say the Seymour aquifer, which is where the well water would come from, doesn't have enough water in this area to justify wells.

They also say that water isn't the best quality. 

“It's actually a quantity and quality issue. There is not enough water there to support the population of Wichita Falls as well as the surrounding communities that we sell water to,” said Daniel Nix, the Wichita Falls Operations Manager. 

Officials say they would need somewhere between 250 to 300 wells to produce a significant amount of water and they'd need about 3,000 acres to put all of those wells.

Not to mention pumping the water then treating it.
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