Water Well and Pump Service Information for the city of Atascadero 93422-93423

The city of Atascadero was founded in 1913 by E.G. Lewis as a planned, utopian colony. The name loosely translated from Spanish as “bog” with the meaning of to become stuck or hindered. Lewis dreamed that his city would grow to a population of 30,000. Over 100 years later, in 2016, the population was finally estimated to have surpassed that number in an area of about 26 square miles.

The city still contains many historic buildings that are in use. The downtown area has a variety of art galleries, restaurants, micro-breweries and a movie theater. The history of Atascadero is celebrated annually with a Colony Days Parade and Celebration where many participants dress in costumes characteristic of the days the city was founded.


Drilling Water Wells in Atascadero

The drilling of water wells in the city of Atascadero is governed by the city under the control of the Atascadero Mutual Water Company (AMWC). Information on drilling wells can be found on 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 Atascadero

Powell and Murphy Drilling provides water well drilling and pump maintenance services in Atascadero . 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.

For more information about Atascadero see the links below.



We service many cities on the Central Coast of California for water well pump service and water well drilling. As water well consultants, we can recommend equipment and services needed for your water well.  Water Well Drilling and Pump Service in these cities:  San Luis Obispo County Locations: Adelaida, Arroyo Grande, Arroyo Grande 93421, Atascadero, Cambria, Creston, Paso Robles, San Miguel, San Simeon, Santa Margarita, and Templeton.  Monterey County Locations:  Bradley, Bryson, King City, and Lockwood.  Santa Barbara County Locations:  Buelton, Carpenteria, Carpinteria, Gaviota, Goleta, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Lompoc 93437, Lompoc 93438, Los Olivos, Montecito, Montecito 93150, New Cuyama, Orcutt 93455, Orcutt 93456, Orcutt 93457, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria 93454, Santa Maria 93455, Santa Maria 93456, Santa Maria 93457, Santa Maria 93458, Santa Ynez, and Vandenberge Village.