The state’s largest water utility is proposing to sell its remaining 1,200 acre, reclaimed pond water treatment ponds for $7.5 million.
The sale would be the largest in the country, according to the Texas Water Development Board.
The utility, which manages more than 20,000 acres of land and water, said the ponds will be able to use reclaimed water during peak demand times, when demand is highest.
In addition, the water will be used for agricultural purposes.
“The ponds will continue to be used by agriculture for irrigation and to reduce water use during times of drought,” the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said in a statement.
The water will also be used to provide drinking water to rural communities in the Rio Grande Valley, the department said.
“These ponds will serve as a great resource to support local economies and support agriculture in the region,” the statement said.
It said the sale is expected to close in early 2018.