Water Well and Pump Service Information for San Miguel 93451
The town of San Miguel sprang up around the Mission San Miguel Arcángel after it was founded in 1797. The area was originally home to a large number of Salinan Indians. The land around the mission was used for cattle grazing and wheat and corn farming, and was one of the best managed of the California missions.
San Miguel is located along US Highway 101 about 10 miles north of Paso Robles. In 2010 the population of this town and census-designated place in San Luis Obispo County was recorded as being 2336 people in 1.7 square miles. It is a tight-knit community with an Old West charm and holds several annual events that celebrate these aspects of the community.
Drilling Water Wells in San Miguel
As an unincorporated area, drilling a water well in San Miguel 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 San Miguel
Powell and Murphy Drilling provides water well drilling and pump maintenance services in San Miguel. 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 San Miguel see the links below.