Due to California’s ongoing drought conditions, wells may have problems with the amount of water they are producing. In some cases, wells have gone dry based on water quantity in aquifers. The links below are intended to give guidance in evaluating, addressing issues, possible funding, and repair/reconstruction of a well.
If You Are Seeing Lower Rates of Production and Suspect Your Well is Going Dry
Check if you are in an area where wells are going dry. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has created a search tool:
Dry Well Reporting
Possible Funding Sources To Help Fix Well Issues
USDA Rural Development Programs Drought Assistance Program – Program intended to assist rural communities whose water supply is at risk
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) Household Water Well System Loan Program – Program that provides low interest loans to construct, refurbish or replace individual water wells.
Need to Repair or Drill a New Well?
Any repairs or drilling of a new well will need to be permitted by our Department. Information related to permitting of well repairs or drilling of new wells is provided on our Wells page.
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