Water Well and Pump Service Information for Gaviota 93117
Gaviota is an unincorporated community of about 70 people west of Santa Barbara and south of Buellton. It is the location of The Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute, a marine mammal rehabilitation center. The name comes from the Spanish word for seagull. Originally called San Luis Rey by Franciscan missionary Juan Crespi during the Spanish Portola expedition, he added in his diary that “the soldiers know it as La Gaviota, because they killed a seagull there.” The Gaviota coastline is the longest remaining rural coastline in Southern California.
Drilling Water Wells in Gaviota
Gaviota, 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 Gaviota
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 Gaviota
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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