WATER WELL AND PUMP SERVICE INFORMATION FOR Calabasas, CA 91301

If you need to drill a water well or need water pump service for your well in Calabasas, it is nice to know a little bit about your city.

The city of Calabasas was incorporated in 1991 with a total area of 13 square miles. The most generally accepted origin of its name comes from a legend of a spilled load of pumpkins that sprouted their seeds alongside a road (from the Spanish word calabaza meaning “pumpkin”). Located in the hills west of the San Fernando Valley, the city has a population of just over 24,000 and is bordered by Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, West Hills, Hidden Hills, and Malibu. It is home to the Leonis Adobe, one of the oldest buildings in the greater Los Angeles area. It also contains many large oak trees that may be 500-700 years old. 

For more information on Calabasas, visit their website at: cityofcalabasas.com

Drilling Water Wells in Calabasas, California

Calabasas, California is in Los Angeles County. The County Department of Public Health’s Environmental Health Division oversees the drilling and testing of residential water wells within designated cities and unincorporated areas. They also regulate any drilling moratoriums for the county. Their website provides a useful, informative, detailed pamphlet entitled “Requirements and Procedures for Private Residential and Commercial Water Wells” which gives step by step instructions for getting approval to first drill and then use a residential well. The pamphlet details the steps thoroughly and also describes what to do if the water quality standards are not met.

The steps of the approval process can be summarized as:

  • Submit a well permit application
  • Application is reviewed for completeness of information
  • Location is evaluated by an inspector
  • Work plan and application are reviewed
  • Inspector witnesses well seal installation
  • Well yield and water quality testing are performed
  • Final approval for use is granted

Water Well Drilling and Pump Maintenance Service in Calabasas

In Los Angeles County, a permitted well can only be drilled by a California contractor who holds a C‐57 license. Sierra Exploration and Drilling holds this license and meets the criteria to drill water wells in Los Angeles County. In addition to drilling, we provide pump installation, service, and replacement.

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Water Well Inspection Service in Calabasas

Because a water well is a private water supply, testing the quality of the water is the responsibility of the property owner. Contaminants from the soil can affect the taste and appearance of the water, as well as its fitness for drinking. Occasionally bacteria can find their way into a well and cause the water to be unsuitable for consumption. It is important to have the water tested at least once a year, after a flood, or when there is a change in the taste or appearance of the water. While this may be done using a do-it-yourself test kit, it is important to contact a qualified professional should the results show any contamination.

Important City and County Information about Water Well for Calabasas, CA

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