Referring to the CEQA document for the project, the groundwater pumping estimates were conservative in that they model a well that pumps year round even though the City only plans to use the well for emergency backup supply. If the drought continues, does the City foresee needing to pump groundwater from that well year-round?

It is possible that restrictions from Sonoma Water, the City’s main water supply source, will cause the City to need to use more local supply throughout the year. The CEQA document limits the amount of water able to be produced from the well at a little over 200 AFY.

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