A main water supplier to Lubbock and the South Plains could drill hundreds of wells along its pipeline between Amarillo and Lamesa.
The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority Board met Wednesday and approved a study of the proposal. The authority has been examining other sources of water as levels in Lake Meredith remain low. The lake supplies about 80% of Lubbock's water and serves about 500,000 people in West Texas.
If the project is approved, as many as 400 wells would be built along the pipeline over a 20 year period.