I know a man who charges a small sum to deliver water, but you have to pay him because too many people try to take advantage of his kindness. His name is Danny Bryant and he owns Dry Acres and he sells fire wood at his business next to Exxon. Leave a message for him on the board at the post office with your phone number, or look him up on Facebook. He delivers water to several residents here. He has helped me more than once.
Hi there Joe!
I own 36 acres in Salt Flat about 45mins North of Sierra Blanca on Hwy 62. I am planning on growing Alfalfa and then hemp once the bill is signed. I need a well drilled. I saw your post some time ago about trying to get several people together to drill wells so it would be cost effective. We are ready to move forward and would like to speak with you. If you are not drilling wells do you know of someone you can refer us to?
Good Day. I have property south of Sierra Blanca in the Quitman Arroyo in Silver Spur Ranches. While out exploring my land, I found an old 6" wide steel casing that drops into the Red Light Draw water bolson. It looks like a service well or possible water testing site set up by USGS & US Army Corps of Engineers sometime ago. I have not had the water tested yet but past test (25+ years ago) have come up with high salinity percentage. However, I can't say for sure until tested. I am looking at the opportunity to turn this into a functional well. Possible joint venture community well for at least agricultural water source. If anyone knows how to convert this into a functional well or has property in Silver Spur Ranches and is interested in co-venturing, please let me know. Thank you and God bless.
I have lived at SSR Cornudas for the past 7 years. Water is the main issue for most. Another is isolation, no service people, little infrastructure. I love it here, but it is not for everyone, I haul my water from Dell City, 70 mile round trip, which requires equipment heavy enough to carry the weight (8.37 pounds per gallon) of large quantities of water. To create a reasonably comfortable living situation, if you plan to live here, requires some $$. Romantic ideas of living off the land, raising livestock, etc. soon fade with reality. Depending on your location it requires 20-100 acres of land to support one cow out here. No to mention hauling water. I have two horses that require about 1000 gallons of water per month in summer which I haul with a diesel PU and a heavy duty water hauling trailer. This amount just for two horses. Does not count household use.
The water table here is deep. Good water at less than 1000 feet is rare. I know people with more shallow wells and the water is too brackish for most uses. Drilling is very expensive. A dry hole will cost the same as one that actually brings in water.
With all this said, I still love living here. The peace and quiet away from the city suits me, BUT, many come, stay a few weeks or months and move away. Especially those who purchase land far from paved roads with no power available. Solar is fine if you have the dollars for a good system. For those lucky enough to have access to electricity, it's less expensive to get setup with electric than solar. I tried solar and switched to electric.
Chris who works at the water deparment in Dell City also hauls water. $120 for 1700 gallons I think. Contact him at Dell City, City offices, 915) 964-2344. Or through May's Cafe in Cornudas. He lives in the rock house on 180/62 just east of the Cafe.
Nearest well drillers I've been told of are in Alpine. $20 plus per foot was what I was told. Not sure of this price now. The Perry's at Perry's hardware in Dell City used to drill in the area. They've retired but could probably give good info on water levels, depths, etc. as they've drilled all over the area. They've answered questions for me. They also have 2500 gallon water storage tanks for sale, delivered in the area for total $1500. This price quoted a couple years back. Less than you can buy new almost anywhere and pay freight to have one delivered. I shopped for sales and bargains before I bought several tanks of various sizes at various places before I found out Perry's price, paid more for each than he charges delivered.
For those of you in remote places, road access can be a problem during rainy season, usually end of June through August. Some roads wash out and aren’t fixed for long periods of time. This is a real problem if you have to haul water. Even though you may be able to get in and out, getting water delivered or hauling it yourself may not be possible because of road conditions.
Dell City offices for water: (915) 964-2344. Or (432) 940-9999 for employees Ben Sanders or Chris. In Dell City water distribution station is right behind Two T market. City offices across street on west side of water tanks. You can call the city for info or call the other number to get either Ben or Chris. Water can be purchased normally on Tuesday or Thursdays 8-5, but the guys are usually very willing to meet you for water on other days if needed. Just call them instead of the office. Chris has a separate water hauling business and will haul water for you. Number I have for him is 915) 229-5744. You will need a way to haul water or a storage tank if Chris hauls for u. I think his price is $120 for 1700 gallons. He's a nice honest guy. I haul my own water, but know him from getting water in DC.
On Sat, Jun 2, 2018 at 2:11 PM LCFRanch2018 [via Sierra Blanca TX Land Owners] <[hidden email]> wrote:
Can I get some information on how to contact the water company, I just purchased 20 acres in Northern Hudspeth County about 10 mins south of the cornudas cafe off of US 62!
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I am living on a very limited monthly income at the moment and my license is suspended for about another year and yes I do know they have them at tractor supply co, Walmart, home depot, cause I have been looking around but until I am able to save enough to get supplies I am going to have to survive with what I have so far in the way of supplies so if there is anyone that can deliver the water without me having any tanks that would be amazing cause all I have at the moment for water storage is a 12'x12'x30" back yard pool
I know there is a well on the 20-acre plot below mine and it does not look to have anyone around and I am not sure if it is dry or not