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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.

California Well Standard Bulletins

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