Water & Wells

Posted on October 1 2009 by admin

Ocotillo Wells has one of the larger aquifers in San Diego County and is often described as a dry surface on a massive underground lake. (It’s all sand and gravel soaked with water not a big hollow void so don’t freak out!) To my knowledge the water table is over a thousand feet thick.  “First” water is typically about 10 feet above sea level throughout Ocotillo Wells although most wells still go to several hundred feet to get below the loose sand.

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Most of the original wells were hand dug in the 20’s and 30’s and only needed to go tens of feet in the stream beds.  Water comes to the surface at several points in Ocotillo Wells. (Barrel springs etc.)

Other than the hydraulic engineering I did many years ago I knew little about water wells until I had one put in.  Lots of discussions with the pump suppliers, well drillers, and hydrologists coupled with a ton of reading makes me think I may have some information to share.  My well was put in by Fain and my pump and power by Livermore.  I cannot be happier with the results.

Well to 410ft                       $16,300

Power pole and panel      $1,800

Pump and piping                $6,400

Water in the desert            PRICELESS

Little known facts about water and wells:

Four continuous parcels can legally declare they have a clean water source (from the same well) as required by the county for pulling a building permit while not being so large that they have to implement the expensive testing and treatment required for a small water company. click on:  San Diego County Well Sharing Guidelines

You would think that the drillers would make this better known but hey if they can drill four instead of one then why not.  Doing it this way will take a $25,000 cost and turn it into a ~ $7,000 cost when split four ways with typical legal and escrow account fees.

Running water for $7,000, now that is priceless!

If anyone has had their water quality checked or know how to get the reports of Mobi-land, Ironwood, or any others that are required to get testing done it would be interesting to plot the constituents of the water table across Ocotillo Wells.

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