A New Water Well for the City of Jal

August 26th, 2016

SMA designed a new water supply well for the City of Jal. Mariah Kelly (ABO) is the field geologist providing construction observation while HydroGeologic Services, Inc. drills the well. The drill rig shown in the photo is installing  a surface casing through the contaminated alluvial aquifer, to project the underlying aquifer in the Santa Rosa Formation.

Did you know?

In the 1880s, several brothers brought a herd of cattle to Mountain Draw, six miles southeast of the present city. The cattle were branded with the initials of the previous owner (John A.Lynch) and the cattle soon came to be called the JAL Cattle. The men who worked the herd referred to them as the Jal cowboys. In time the name became synonymous with the settlement itself. (Wikipedia)