Water Well and Pump Service Information for Buellton 93427
The city of Buellton is probably most famous for its nickname of the “Home of Split Pea Soup”, a reference to the Pea Soup Andersen’s restaurant. The city is located in the Santa Ynez Valley and has a population of about 5,000 in approximately 1.58 square miles. It lies at the junction of US Hwy 101 and State Route 246 and was incorporated in 1992.
The town is named for R.T. Buell who owned the Rancho San Carlos de Jonata, originally a Mexican land grant. Originally used for raising cattle, Buell turned it into a prosperous horse and cattle ranch, and dairy farm. After 1900, the area grew rapidly and the town itself appeared with stores and other businesses. The Electrical Café opened in 1924 and eventually became Pea Soup Andersen’s.
Drilling Water Wells in Buellton
Buellton, CA is in Santa Barbara County. The Santa Barbara County Department of Environmental Health Services is the department tasked with the approval of water well drilling in the county of Santa Barbara. Information about the permit application as well as a list of licensed well drillers and other water well information can be found at http://www.countyofsb.org/phd/ehs/drinking-water.sbc
Water Well Drilling and Pump Maintenance Service in Buellton
After a well has been approved, drilled, and is in use, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Planning and Development. Periodic reports, including water quality tests and meter records, must be filed with the department. Information specific to water wells is found on pages 106-107 of the Planner’s Guide to Conditions of Approval and Mitigation Measures which can be found on the County’s Planning and Development website.
Powell and Murphy Drilling is a licensed water well driller and meets the criteria to drill water wells in Santa Barbara County. In addition to drilling, we provide pump installation, service, and replacement.
Water Well Inspection Services in Buellton
Because a water well is a private water supply, testing the quality of the water is the responsibility of the property owner. Contaminants from the soil can affect the taste and appearance of the water, as well as its fitness for drinking. Occasionally bacteria can find their way into a well and cause the water to be unsuitable for consumption. It is important to have the water tested at least once a year, after a flood, or when there is a change in the taste or appearance of the water. While this may be done using a do-it-yourself test kit, it is important to contact a qualified professional should the results show any contamination.
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