Charles Perry: Right Of Capture Works Well

Groundwater rights — it’s an important issue for West Texans. 

Senators Robert Duncan and Troy Fraser have both proposed legislation dealing with water.   During a discussion of the two proposals on Lubbock’s First News on KFYO, state rep.  Charles Perry said it’s a complicated issue.

“The intention of both of these authors’ words…leave the right of capture in place,” Perry said.  “It basically says if I’m sitting on a pool of water, I can use it for what I need to do.  If someone plugs a well next to me, comes in and he plugs into the same aquifer system, he can use it for what he needs to do.  Those are the things that we need to protect in my opinion.”

Because, Perry says, “It’s worked well.”

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