Water Well and Pump Service Information for Lockwood 93932
Lockwood is a census designated place consisting of farms, ranches, and vineyards in southern Monterey County. The area encompasses San Antonio Lake, a popular attractions for boaters. It is home to Fort Hunter Liggett and the San Antonio Mission. The town has had a Post Office since the late 1800’s and was named for Belva Lockwood who ran for President of the United States in 1884 and 1888 as the Equal Rights Party candidate.
The population of the area is under 400, and many families have been farming and ranching in the area since its founding. The town contains a community center, 2 stores, and an Equine repair and supply store.
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Drilling Water Wells in Lockwood
As an unincorporated area, drilling a water well in Lockwood requires permits issued by the County of Monterey. Information on obtaining a permit can be found by following the link below.
In order to protect groundwater quality, the well program is responsible for the permitting of the construction, destruction, and repairs/modification of a domestic, irrigation, agricultural, cathodic protection, monitoring, or heat exchange well. The well program works closely with Monterey County Planning, the cities, and three water management districts in the county.
- Monterey County Water Resource Agency
- Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
- Pajaro Valley Water Management District
A permit to construct, repair or destroy a well is required before any work may begin. Only a contractor with a current C57 license from the State of California is permitted to construct, repair or destroy a well. To check the status of a license, visit the Contractors State License Board website.
Water Well Drilling and Pump Maintenance Service in Lockwood, California
Powell and Murphy Drilling provides water well drilling and pump maintenance services in Lockwood. Once a well has been drilled it falls under the jurisdiction of the Monterey 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.