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  • Recent Cannabis Raid a Reminder that Unpermitted Growing Operations are Illegal

    A recent multi-agency raid on multiple illegal cannabis growing operations in south Monterey County is a reminder that there are restrictions on cultivating cannabis in Monterey County. Engaging in cannabis-related activity in violation of County laws is subject to law enforcement action.

    10/16/2017 9:43:00 AM

  • Health Officials Encourage Public to Get Vaccinated Early in the Season

    Public Health Departments around the Bay Area are announcing that influenza season is beginning. Because the flu is unpredictable and the vaccine takes two weeks to become fully effective, Monterey County health officials urge everyone six months and older to get vaccinated early in the season. It’s important to get vaccinated prior to the circulation of influenza in your community.

    10/2/2017 9:00:00 AM

  • National Food Safety Education Month - Awards of Excellence

    In recognition of September being designated as National Food Safety Education Month, the Environmental Health Bureau of the Monterey County Health Department announced today the recipients of its Award of Excellence, a highlight of the Monterey County Health Department’s Gold Seal program for retail food facilities.

    9/26/2017 3:10:00 PM

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Monitoring Wells and Soil Boring

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Monitoring Wells & Soil Boring

old countryside water wellEnvironmental Health Bureau oversight of monitoring well and soil boring construction and destruction is required to ensure protection of our valuable groundwater resources. Improperly constructed wells and improperly destroyed wells and soil borings can act as conduits for contamination to move from surface and sub-surface into the groundwater. Therefore, all monitoring wells and soil borings must be constructed and destroyed under permit from the Monterey County Environmental Health Bureau.

Installation of soil borings or monitoring wells at locations with known or suspected contamination requires submission of a site mitigation work plan, site safety plan and fee. Please see current fee schedule for monitoring well and soil boring permit fees.

Forms and Worksheets:

Document Description
Monitoring Well Permit Application
Application for monitoring well destruction, construction. One application per well.

Monitoring Well Permit Application Procedures

The following procedures are for Monitoring Well Construction or Destruction permits. Allow seven (7) working days (from delivery to this office) for the application to be processed.
Soil Boring Permit Application One application per APN: Soil Boring/Geo Tech
Soil Boring Permit Application Procedures The following procedures are for Soil Borings. Allow seven (7) working days (from delivery to this office) for the application to be processed.
Monitoring Well And Soil Boring Destruction Procedures The proper destruction of monitoring wells and exploratory borings after they have served their purpose is necessary in order to: 1.Protect and ensure the quality of ground water and 2. Remove any physical hazardous to humans and animals.

Related Links - California Well Standard Bulletins

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