Water Well and Pump Service Information for Creston 93432
Creston was founded on the Rancho Huerhuero Mexican land grant in 1884. It is a census-designated place in San Luis Obispo and located about 10 miles east of Atascadero. It has about 94 people in its approximately .6 square miles.
Over the years Creston has been known as the home of various famous people. The Scientology organization and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard were located near Creston. TV personality Alex Trebek founded the Cardiff Stud Farms, where retired American thoroughbreds stood at stud. Cardiff Stud Farms is now Windfall Farms, an event center.
Drilling Water Wells in Creston
As an unincorporated area, drilling a water well in Creston falls 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 Creston
Powell and Murphy Drilling provides water well drilling and pump maintenance services in Creston. 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 Creston see the link below.