Hugo may sell water to Irving, TX

By: KXII Reporter Email
By: KXII Reporter Email

HUGO, OK - City leaders in Hugo are considering selling water to Irving, Texas. The water would come from Hugo Lake.

City officials say they can take about 30-million gallons of water per day, but are only using about 1.5 million gallons a day.

The money earned could help pay for a $2 million debt the city owes to the Army Corps of Engineers.

"But at some point we're going to start paying off the debt to the Corps of Engineers. By achieving this it would allow us to do that and not settle our grandchildren with this debt down the road."

A statewide moratorium prohibiting selling Oklahoma water out of state is set to expire next year. Once that happens, Hugo City Manager David Rawls says they plan to move forward with the sale.

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  • by midniteryder Location: Sherman on Apr 21, 2008 at 06:15 AM
    Uh, Rick in Oklahoma........the water in Colorado (most of it, anyway) is being coveted by Denver and the Front Range, to the point that some joker came up with a grandiose scheme to build a pipeling from near the Colorado-Utah state line to divert water out of the Colorado River and pipe it back over the Continental Divide to Denver. Now as for the North and South Platte Rivers, both originate EAST of the Divide and flow EAST towards the Missouri River. How does California get THAT water without any pipelines (and there are NONE in existence)? I lived in that area for a long time, and I know a little bit more about the battle for water rights in that region than you. Oklahoma water needs to stay in Oklahoma. The yuppie scum who live in the Metrosprawl need to stop worrying about how to water their lawns.
  • by Rick Location: Oklahoma on Apr 20, 2008 at 08:22 AM
    If we keep selling water to Texas . It will not be long and it will not be our water any more . In Myoming and Colorado their Rivers are not their's anymore , cause California has taken control of their water thru the courts . And if we start selling watter to Texas . How long will it be before Oklahoma and Taxas go to court over water rights . Texas needs to build their own lakes and desalination units and not depend on Oklahoma for water . I do not want to see our lakes and aquifers drain to support another state!
  • by ex-Hugo resident Location: not in Little Dixie on Apr 19, 2008 at 07:10 PM
    Irving is getting awfully greedy lately when it comes to water- now they're going to cities with corrupt governments who will gladly sell anything (and I mean anything) for a buck. Old habits are hard to break......
  • by R2D2 Location: Area 51 on Apr 18, 2008 at 01:59 PM
    Ross Perot once said you will hear that great sucking sound from the south. I thought it meant our jobs would go to Mexico. Didn't realize it would be water for DFW, Texas too.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2008 at 11:32 AM
    It's people I know personally, Chuck. I don't think most people have shower habits like that, but there are too many that do.
  • by Chuck Location: sherman on Apr 18, 2008 at 10:08 AM
    Just exactly where do these statistics come from? Two hours a day in the shower? Lots of people?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2008 at 06:50 AM
    Maybe Irving should learn to use less water. There are lots of people who take hour-long showers twice a day, who was 2 clothing items in a full washing machine, water their lawns 2-3 times a week....
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