Yes. The City is currently delivering recycled water to golf courses, City parks, schools, and other landscaping areas. The City is actively expanding the recycled water service area.
FAQ Topic: Oak Hill Well Project FAQ's
The well will be located in the general vicinity of the labyrinth, but the exact location is not known. The location will be finalized to facilitate construction activities, equipment, and materials.
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.
The City has an aquifer storage recovery study in the planning stages, which will evaluate using wells for injection to later be used as a potable water supply source.
The pump is a submersible type of pump and will be located hundreds of feet below the ground. The well will be virtually silent. The minimal sound being generated will most likely come from the electrical equipment in the well house.
There are general known formations described as “Wilson Grove Formations” and “Fractured Bedrock”. The exact formations and types of soil that will be encountered during the drilling process and depths are variable.
Any situation that disrupts the ability to deliver water or meet the needs of the community would be considered an emergency. The residents in the immediate vicinity of Oak Hill will benefit from the supply and pressure from the well, but ultimately, the well can be used by the entire community of Petaluma.
The only way to test the water would be to drill a well. We will test the water as the well is drilled. However, to inform our project, we did review the water quality of a well located near this site. That water quality review indicates that there is a low likelihood that we will … Continued
Yes, in some cases, the water that comes from the well has mineral levels that need to be treated before it can be discharged in the sewer system. We don’t believe that this is a likely outcome, but we will continue to monitor during construction to be sure the well water quality is safe. Future … Continued
Yes. Groundwater generated during the well development, pumping tests, and start up events can be captured and repurposed if need.