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

The city of Santa Barbara is situated on a south facing section of California coastline between the rugged Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The city has a population of over 90,000 within its 19.5 square miles, although when combined with the contiguous urban area around it the population rises to around 220,000.

Around 8,000 to 10,000 Chumash Indians were living in as many as five villages when the first European settlers arrived in the 1500’s. The Santa Barbara Mission was built in the 1780’s and was the center of life in the area. In 1812 it was destroyed by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1. The resulting tsunami carried a ship half a mile up Refugio Canyon and destroyed much of what the earthquake had not. The mission was soon rebuilt and is the best preserved of the California missions today.

Other attractions in and near Santa Barbara include Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara Zoo, the Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary, and the Presidio of Santa Barbara. The city is also home to the University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College, Westmont College, and Antioch University.  

For more information about the city, visit its website at: santabarbaraca.gov

Drilling Water Wells in Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara, California is in Santa Barbara County. The Santa Barbara County Department of Environmental Health Services is the department tasked with the approval of water well drilling in the county of Santa Barbara. A link to the permit application as well as a list of licensed well drillers and other water well information can be found here.

Water Well Drilling and Pump Maintenance Service in Santa Barbara

Once a well has been drilled, approved and in use, it also falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Planning and Development and periodic reports must be filed with that department. Information specific to water wells is found on pages 106-107 of this document.

Sierra Exploration and Drilling is a licensed water well driller and meets the criteria to drill water wells in Santa Barbara County. In addition to drilling, we provide pump installation, service, and replacement.

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Drilled water well in Santa Barbara, CA

Water Well Inspection Service in Buellton Santa Barbara

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 Santa Barbara, CA

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