Conservancy district buys new drilling rig

The Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District has bought a new drilling rig for just over $700,000.

Superintendent Aron Balock says this replaces equipment that dates back to 1962.

He tells the Roswell Daily Record that the district has planned for six or seven years to buy the equipment with money from its operational budget.

This rig has drilling equipment on top of a truck.