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

Santa Clarita was incorporated in 1987 and is made up of the formerly unincorporated areas of Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus and Valencia. Residents still often refer to these communities by their original names and each retains its own individual identity. The City of Santa Clarita takes up most of the Santa Clarita Valley and houses over 180,000 residents in its 62+ square miles of land.

To differentiate it from the northern California city of Santa Clara it was first known as “little Santa Clara” and then became Santa Clarita. The first documented discovery of gold in California was made here in Placerita Canyon in 1842 by Francisco Lopez. The worst engineering failure of the 20th century took place in the Santa Clarita Valley in 1928 when the St. Francis dam collapsed and nearly 600 lives were lost.

For more information about Santa Clarita, see the city’s website at: santa-clarita.com

Drilling Water Wells in Santa Clarita, California

Santa Clarita, 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 Santa Clarita

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 Santa Clarita

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 Clarita, CA

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