Water Well and Pump Service Information for Santa Margarita 93453
The town and census-designated place of Santa Margarita is located in San Luis Obispo County. The area was given its name in 1769 for the feast day of Margaret of Antioch. The town was founded in 1889. The population of the .5 square miles is about 1300.
Its location along El Camino Real and at the base of the Cuesta Grade made it a boom town in the 1880s. The government took land from the farmers to construct a reservoir on the Salinas River during WWII. This reservoir called Santa Margarita Lake is now a County Recreation Area. When Highway 101 was built in the 1950s, it bypassed the town allowing it to become a quiet, sleepy place once again.
Drilling Water Wells in Santa Margarita
As an unincorporated area, drilling a water well in Santa Margarita 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 Santa Margarita
Powell and Murphy Drilling provides water well drilling and pump maintenance services in Santa Margarita. 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 Santa Margarita see the links below.