Greetings; Jetta wants a permanent easement for a water line in Ward County 183 and is offering $120 a rod. I'm wondering how that figure compares to other offers. Thanks much.

How large a line is it (nominal pipeline diameter)?

Do they claim eminent domain?

They're talking 20-inch line and no eminent domain.

Make sure contract doesn't say line or lines.

I have been regularly getting $200 or more for one water line in that area, including Jetta. They scream bloody murder, but they don't have any choice.

Thanks much, James.

The last water line that I negotiated in West Texas was in Reeves County and it was 900 per rod, 10 year renewal term with CPI index and they paid my fee. No above ground installations.

Buddy Cotten