A Historic Purchase to Further Preserve Water in Amarillo

The City of Amarillo voted to approve a contract for the purchase of 15,768 acres of water rights in Roberts County during Tuesday’s city council meeting.

The purchase will increase Amarillo’s water inventory by about 8%, adding around 800,000 acre-feet of water to the city’s supply.

A press conference was held later in the day, with Assistant City Manager Floyd Hartman detailing the next steps of this process, regarding infrastructure.



The city will pay $1,875 per acre and the final acreage amount will be determined by a survey of up to $29,565,000 including cost.

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