Water Well and Pump Service Information for San Simeon 93452
San Simeon is located along Highway 101 about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco in San Luis Obispo County. It is known as the home of Hearst Castle, vacation home of newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, as well as the Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery, both of which attract thousands of visitors each year. The first residents of the area were Chumash Indians who had a large village to the south at Morro Creek, and the town was founded as a “submission” to the Mission San Miguel Arcangel to the east. The current estimated population of the area is less than 500.
Drilling Water Wells in San Simeon
As an unincorporated area, drilling a water well in San Simeon requires permits issued by the County of San Luis Obispo. Information on obtaining a permit can be found by following
the link below. https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Health-Agency/Public-Health/Environmental-Health/All-Environmental-Health-Services/Water-Well-Construction-Permit-Application.aspx
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 Simeon
Powell and Murphy Drilling provides water well drilling and pump maintenance services in San Simeon. 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.
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