Water company drilling second well

CNJ staff

After the failure of a well, New Mexico American Water and contractors on the Lower Dockum Exploratory Deep Well project have received permission from the Office of the State Engineer to drill a second well near the site of the first well.

The first exploratory deep well failed in August due to difficulties associated with construction efforts, according to a release from NMAW, which supplies water to the City of Clovis.

“Our job is to make sure there is a reliable long-term water supply for Clovis,” said New Mexico American Water Vice President Daniel Bailet. “The Lower Dockum Formation may be part of the solution for us.”

Costs associated with the second well will be borne by the contractors involved, Bailet said.