What is the history of the water system: why and when were the wells drilled and abandoned?


Destroyed or disconnected wells include:

  • Old Well 2 (Existing Fire Well) which was drilled in 1970 to allow for the abandonment of private wells and the septic systems that were contaminating them. Old Well 2 was disconnected from the system in 1982 because it did not comply with the 1981 California public water well standards.

  • Old School Well (Well 3) originally served the school site. The school allowed the County to connect this well to the public water system. Old School Well was decommissioned in 1982 because it did not comply with the 1981 California public water well standards.

Connected and Active Existing (E) Wells include:

  • Well 1 (School Well) - Well 1 was drilled in 1970 in order to allow abandonment of private wells and the septic systems that were contaminating them. Well 1 was paid for by FHA grant and loan, currently produces approximately 320 gallons per minute (GPM) and has backup power.

  • Well 2 located on Ranch House Road was drilled in 1982 to allow for the abandonment of an older well, Currently, Well 2 produces approximately 150gpm and does not have backup power.

  • Proposed Well 3 scheduled to be drilled and ready in spring 2011. Well 3 is required to comply with the maximum day water demand requirements established by the California Waterworks Standards of March 2008.

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1. Have you considered building a pipeline to send wastewater to a plant in Lincoln or Wheatland instead of upgrading the Sheridan WWTP? What is the comparison on a cost basis?
2. What is the history of the water system: why and when were the wells drilled and abandoned?
3. What will the connection fee be if the moratorium on sewer and water fees is lifted?
4. How many hookups do you need to operate in the black?
5. When can people apply for the new connections?