Water Well and Pump Service Information for the City of Paso Robles 93446
Paso Robles is located in northern San Luis Obispo County and is known for its wineries and olive groves. Incorporated in 1889, it covers an area of about 19.5 square miles and has a current population is just over 30,000. The Mediterranean climate means it has long, hot, dry summers and brief, cool, somewhat wet winters. The coastal influence can cause temperature differences of as much as 50 degrees between daytime highs and nighttime lows in the summer.
Officially known as The City of El Paso de Robles, the terrain consists of rolling hills dotted with oak trees. The initial attraction to the area was the presence of thermal hot springs, and the arrival of the railroad in 1886 made it a popular and accessible tourist destination. Still a major tourist destination its main attractions now are the hundreds of wineries in the area, the annual California Mid-State Fair, its proximity to the coast, and its small town feel.
Drilling Water Wells in Paso Robles
The City of Paso Robles Municipal Code Section 14.06 requires a permit for the construction or modification of water wells within the City Limits. The construction of wells is subject to Ordinance nos. 1000 N.S. and 1002 N.S. (“Interim Ordinance”) and Review Procedures for Private Well Permits Application. See the link below for more information.
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 Paso Robles
Powell and Murphy Drilling provides water well drilling and pump maintenance services in the City of Paso Robles. 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 in Paso Robles
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 drilling water wells and information about Paso Robles see the links below.