Water Well and Pump Service Information for Cambria 93428
Cambria is a picturesque seaside village in northern San Luis Obispo County. It is set among a forest of Monterey pines and takes its name from the Latin for Wales. Previously it had been known as Slabtown, Rosaville, San Simeon and Santa Rosa. The area was either a seasonal or permanent home to the Chumash Indians with estimates of the population to have been as high as 30,000. European explorers were welcomed and well treated by the locals when they arrived in the 1700’s. Fertile land, streams, lumber, and mercury mining brought many to the area and the building of nearby Hearst Castle have provided employment for the residents of the area over the years. The current population of the census designated place is just over 6,000.
Drilling Water Wells in Cambria
As an unincorporated area, drilling a water well in Cambria 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 Cambria
Powell and Murphy Drilling provides water well drilling and pump maintenance services in Cambria. 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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