Zone 41 Groundwater Construction, Arden Way Well (W23) Project


SCWA has identified the need to increase capacity and reliability within the distribution system located in the Arden Park service area by adding an additional water source.   SCWA will drill one municipal groundwater well at 3824 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA.


The well design is finalized and the project is on schedule for construction in July 2016. The project has undergone environmental review and has been issued a Negative Declaration with no significant impacts provided that all mitigation measures are implemented. The Sacramento County Water Agency Board of Directors awarded the project for construction at the March 24, 2016 board meeting.

Project Description

The project includes the construction on one municipal groundwater well, nearly 340 feet in depth and a pumping capacity of approximately 1,800 gallons per minute (gpm). Only the downhole portion of the well will be constructed as part of this project. All work will be performed on SCWA property except for discharges of excess water during well purging and development.  The well purging phase will take some time and requires discharging to the storm drain system. The water quality of the purged water will be frequently tested to determine when the well purging can stop.

Construction impacts to the general public are expected during critical portions of the project when 24-hour drilling operations take place and the area is illuminated. It is anticipated that three to four days of continuous drilling will occur. The 24-hour-a-day operations keep the borehole open while it is being drilled and shortens the construction period.  Every effort will be made to shorten the length of time of the drilling operation.

The drilling contractor is committed to minimizing impacts from light and noise throughout the work conducted at the site, but disturbances should be expected.

 Project Contacts

Helen Rocha, Project Engineer, (916) 876-7191,

Larry Ernst, Project Manager, (916) 341-7447 (business hours)

After Hours Hotline: Larry Ernst (916) 417-7687

​Tentative Schedule

  • Board of Directors Approval - March 8, 2016
  • Bid Date - April 14, 2016
  • Contract Award – May 24, 2016
  • Begin Construction – August, 2016
  • End Construction – November, 2016