Water Well and Pump Service Information for Arroyo Grande 93420
Arroyo Grande is a city in southern San Luis Obispo County with a population of about 18,000. It is one of the “Five Cities” of the Central Coast of California. The earliest inhabitants of the area were Chumash Indians. Its name means “wide riverbed” in Spanish as it was found to have very fertile ground. Francis Branch established a cattle ranch in the area after having married a Spanish woman and filing for a Mexican land grant. The native vegetation of the area includes coast live oaks, central coast scrub, willows, and bunch grass.
Drilling Water Wells in Arroyo Grande
As an unincorporated area, drilling a water well in Arroyo Grande requires permits issued by the County of San Luis Obispo. Information on obtaining a permit can be found by following
the link below.
On October 6, 2017 Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 252 which became effective on January 1, 2018. Subject to certain exceptions, (SB) 252 requires that the County request from every applicant for a permit for a new water well located within a “critically overdrafted basin”
certain information about the proposed well such as location, depth, and pumping capacity. The County must also make this information easily accessible and available to both the public and groundwater sustainability agencies. – from SLO County website
Water Well Drilling and Pump Maintenance Service in Arroyo Grande
Powell and Murphy Drilling provides water well drilling and pump maintenance services in Arroyo Grande. Once a well has been drilled it falls under the jurisdiction of the San Luis Obispo County Department of Environmental Health. Information about drilling, maintaining and destructing a water well in the county can be found at the links below.
Water Well Inspection Services
Testing the quality of a water well is the responsibility of the property owner. This should be done at least once a year as contaminants from the soil as well as bacteria can find their way into the well and affect the taste and safety of the water. The water should also be tested after a flood or if a change is flavor and/or appearance of the water is noted. The testing may be done with a do-it-yourself kit, but if results show contamination, a qualified professional should be contacted. Powell and Murphy Drilling can help you with your well issues.
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