Water Well and Pump Service Information for Templeton 93465
Templeton is a town and census-designated place in San Luis Obispo County about halfway between Paso Robles and Atascadero. The 7.75 square miles of land are populated by almost 8,000 people. For mail delivery most of the unincorporated area between Paso Robles and Atascadero has a Templeton address, making the area seem larger and more populated than it actually is.
The town was founded in 1886 and at that time was the end of the line for rail passengers traveling south. The town’s economy is based on local agriculture and ranching, as well as a thriving medical community, a growing olive oil industry, several well-known restaurants and a world-class wine industry. The Feed and Grain building is a still-operating landmark as are many other buildings along Main Street.
Drilling Water Wells in Templeton
As an unincorporated area, drilling a water well in Templeton 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 Templeton
Powell and Murphy Drilling provides water well drilling and pump maintenance services in Templeton. 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 Templeton see the links below.