Areas on the former Fort Ord are being considered. Many municipal wells are located in residential areas.
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A municipal water well needs a 100-ft x 100-ft control area, but the fenced yard can be smaller than that. The well must also meet certain setbacks from other types of pipelines which limit where the well can be placed. The well and associated equipment fit in a 1-car garage, but you need space to accommodate occasional well maintenance vehicles.
The deepest, best-producing portion of the groundwater basin is north of San Pablo Avenue. Site being considered are Havana-Soliz Park, Lincoln-Cunningham Park (northeast portion), Ord Terrace School (in an easement area), former Fort Ord near golf course pond, and Seaside East near Bureau of Land Management (BLM) boundary
Not necessarily, but it needs to be on City-owned land or land the City can reasonably obtain.
Possibly. Well no. 4 (the active well) was drilled next to Well no. 3. When two wells are co-located, you can only run one at a time. If we can separate them by about 1,000-feet, we can run them concurrently.
Part of the site evaluations involves locating utilities and steep slopes that might rule out the use of those sites.