Oak Hill Municipal Well Project
The Oak Hill Well, as part of the the Well Construction Program, will expand the City’s groundwater well network, creating a new reserve water source for use in emergencies and times of severe drought when other sources are diminished or not available. Ultimately, the goal of the Well Construction Program is to help our City utilities infrastructure (and the community with it) become more flexible and more durable to withstand water supply and climate stresses.
Currently, most of Petaluma’s groundwater wells are located on the City’s east side. The Oak Hill Well site was selected as a priority due to its proximity to the water distribution system and location within a high-yield groundwater aquifer.
Recap from Oak Hill Well Community Meeting
Thank you to everyone who attended the community meeting on August 11 to learn more about the proposed Oak Hill Well project. To view the presentation posters referenced during the meeting, CLICK HERE. The frequently asked questions answered at the bottom of this webpage have been updated based on the the meeting's discussion.
If you have additional questions, feedback, or concerns, please call or email project manager, Dan Herrera: [email protected], 707-778-4589.
35 Park Avenue, Petaluma
Traffic Impacts & Benefits
City Council unanimously approved the Oak Hill Well project at the September 12, 2022 meeting.
The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance and design has been completed. A mitigated negative declaration/Initial Study was approved by City Council at the September 12, 2022 meeting. It can be viewed here: Oak Hill Municipal Well Project Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND).
We are continuing with the final design of the project and are expected to go out to bid in the winter of 2022/2023.
Community outreach will continue throughout the design and construction phases to update and inform the neighborhood.
Water Enterprise Funds