Zone 41 Groundwater Well Downhole Construction Hood Onsite Well (W-25)


Sacramento County Water Agency (SCWA) is scheduled to construct a new groundwater well in the community of Hood, CA. In late May, a small monitoring well will be constructed to assess the water quality and geology of the future well location. Once the location and water quality have been deemed acceptable for potable water, the production well will be drilled in August 2017.


North State Drilling is the contractor performing the construction of the new on-site well. Mobilization will begin tentatively Tuesday, September 5, 2017. More updates on the 24-hour drilling operations in anticipation of noise disturbances will be provided shortly. If any issues arise, please contact the County Inspector, David Chapman. His contact information is listed below.

A public outreach meeting was held at the Courtland Fire Station on July 27, 2016 at 6:00pm. Upcoming drilling and construction activities for the new onsite well are anticipated to start in August. Attendees were also given the opportunity to vote on the greeting that will be painted on a future water storage tank. The preliminary winner for the painted greeting was Option 2 from the Voting Exhibit.

Hood Onsite Well_Post Card Invitation 072717.pdf

Hood PW W25 Final Design

The monitoring well has been drilled and water quality analysis is pending. The project has gone under environmental review and was issued under a Categorical Exemption. SCWA Board of Directors will be awarding the project for construction at the June 13, 2017 board meeting.

April 2017 Outreach Letter_040617.pdf

Project Description

The project includes the construction of one municipal groundwater well, nearly 200 feet in depth and a pumping capacity of approximately 200 gallons per minute (gpm). Only the down hole portion of the well will be constructed as part of this project. All work to be performed on SCWA property including 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.

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 one to three days of continuous drilling will occur. The 24-hour-a-day operations keep the borehole open while it's being drilled and helps shorten 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

David Chapman, County Inspector, (916) 995-0417,

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

Michael Bare, Assistant Engineer, (916) 874-6106,

Tentative Schedule

  • Board of Directors Approval - March 21, 2017
  • Bid Date - April 27, 2017
  • Contract Award - June 13, 2017
  • Begin Construction - September 5, 2017
  • End Construction - October 21, 2017