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

Topanga is a census-designated place (CDP) in Topanga Canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains. It has a population of over 8,000 in its 19 square miles of space. Its name comes from the Tongva tribe that lived in the area and probably means “a place above”. It is a watershed area with a creek that is a spawning ground for steelhead trout.

Topanga is known for attracting musicians, artists, and filmmakers, and is the site of music and film festivals. The area of Lower Topanga Canyon has seen its share of change from a fishing village to getaway spot for the rich and famous to artist and surfer colonies. It is now owned by the California State Parks.

Drilling Water Wells in Topanga, California

Topanga, 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 Topanga

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 Topanga

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.

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