Jal City Council Moving Forward With Plans to Replace Pipeline, Roads

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

JAL, N.M. - After last week's water fiasco in Jal, the city has had enough and an 11 million dollar project may be the answer.

City Manager Curtis Schrader told NewsWest 9 after the recent breaks in water main lines, the City Council held a special workshop Monday to discuss replacing 3,000 feet of the pipeline.

They decided to move forward with the entire project which would also mean they have to re-pave every street in Jal where old water lines are removed and the new ones put in.

Schrader also said while the project is expensive, the city hopes to get a grant from the USDA Rural Utility Service.

The project could take as long as three years to complete.