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

Somis is an unincorporated area of Ventura County whose name probably comes from the Chumash for “water of the scrub oak”. It has a population of just over 3,000. Somis was the location of a railroad stop on the line between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

It is primarily an agricultural area with a warm and dry climate. A few shops and stores serve the local population.

Drilling Water Wells in Somis, California

Somis, California is in Ventura County. In December of 2014, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors adopted, and subsequently extended, an ordinance which prohibits the drilling of new water wells in specified areas of certain groundwater basins. This ordinance will remain in effect until Groundwater Sustainability Agencies have submitted groundwater sustainability plans to specified agencies. However, a waiver may be granted if certain circumstances warrant it.

Water Well Drilling and Pump Maintenance Service in Somis

To receive a drilling permit for a well in an area under the moratorium, you should first consult the county bulletins and notices as to how to proceed.

Permit applications for new wells within the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency boundaries must receive approval and be accompanied by a no-fee permit from the FCGMA. This may also apply to the Santa Paula Basin Pumper’s Association, the Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency, and various cities within the county.

The well driller and inspector must both be registered with the county. This information is submitted as part of the application process.

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Water Well Inspection Service in Somis

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 Somis, CA

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