Water Woes Will Soon Be Over in Jal, New Mexico

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

JAL, N.M. - Water woes in Jal, New Mexico should soon be over now that the city is getting new pipes.

In the past few months, water has been shut off several times after pipelines were continuously breaking down.

On Monday morning, the City Council announced that they are investing over $250,000 to replace the water main.

We're told the problem was that the system had been over-pressured because pressure reducing valves were not installed 12 years ago.

Every time the pumps kicked on, they were going full force.

Valves were later installed, but by then, the damage to the pipes had already been done.