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

The city of Malibu was incorporated in 1991 with a total area of 19.83 square miles. The origin of its name is of a Ventureño Chumash settlement of Humaliwu  (Translation is “The Surf Sounds Loudly.”). The small Indian village was located next to the Malibu Lagoon. Located within Chumash territory of the California coast, Malibu has a population of just over 12,000 and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica Mountain Range, and Topanga State Park. It is home to the prestigious Pepperdine University and California Historic Landmark, The Adamson House, known as the “Taj Mahal of Tile”.  For more information on Malibu, visit their website at: www.malibucity.org

Drilling Water Wells in Malibu, California

Malibu, 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.

Los Angeles Environmental Public Health Malibu Water Well Information

Application for Permit of a water well in Malibu for Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Environmental Health Yield Test Procedures for Malibu 

The steps of the approval process can be summarized as: (Check with local authorities for exact process)

  • 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 Malibu

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

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.

Los Angeles County Water Well Information

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