Water

JMB's ranch acreage in west Texas contains extensive fresh water aquifer resources which will provide future prospects for the company. This groundwater in the Hovey Trough beneath the ranches has been tested to be of high quality and is suitable for municipal use. Also, more Texas communities are exploring the idea of storing water in aquifers for future use. The basic concept of the technology is to inject fresh water into aquifer storage hundreds of feet down and pump it back up when it is needed. Proponents say that this reduces evaporation and is cheaper and faster to build than surface reservoirs. There are currently 3 such Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) projects operating in Texas. The Hovey Trough is believed to be ideal for this purpose.

Building Value In Land

The J.M. Burguières Co., Limited was founded in 1877 from three plantations and has prospered through the years as a land acquisition and holding company with property interests in south Louisiana, south Florida and west Texas. The company is the largest single family-owned land holding company currently in operation in Louisiana.

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  • 140 Years of Family Business
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    140 Years of Family Business
  • 125+ Family Shareholders
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    125+ Family Shareholders
  • Operations in 3 States
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    Operations in 3 States
  • 333,000 + Acres
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    333,000 + Acres
  • Sugar, Salt, Oil, Gas, Cattle, Water, Conservation
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    Sugar, Salt, Oil, Gas, Cattle, Water, Conservation
  • Offices in Franklin and Lafayette, Louisiana
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    Offices in Franklin and Lafayette, Louisiana