Water Well and Pump Service Information for Goleta 93111
Until its incorporation in 2002, Goleta was the largest unincorporated, populated area in Santa Barbara County. The population is estimated to be around 30,000 in just under 8 square miles, although a large unincorporated but developed area remains between Goleta and Santa Barbara that is often considered part of the city. Originally primarily an agricultural area of lemon groves, there are also large areas that were developed as oil and natural gas fields. The area received one of the few direct attacks on the US mainland during WWII when it was shelled by a Japanese submarine.
The name of the city came from a “goleta” or “sailing ship” that sank in the area in the late 1700’s with the wreckage remaining visible for many years.
Drilling Water Wells in Goleta
Goleta, 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 Goleta
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 Goleta
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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