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Draft Water Well Construction Standards Ordinance

Published:  July 13, 2015

Chapter 25B – Water Well Construction Standards

The content below was current as of July 13, 2015 and no longer applies.

Staff have submitted the draft water well construction standards to the Board of Supervisors for their consideration at the July 21, 2015, 2:10 PM public hearing at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chamber.

Documents:

  • Current Ordinance: Chapter 25B - Water Wells (PDF: 98 kB )
  • Draft Ordinance with Strike-Outs and Underlines: Chapter 25B - Water Well Construction Standards (PDF: 691 kB )
  • Draft Ordinance Clean Version: Chapter 25B - Water Well Construction Standards (PDF: 673 kB )
  • Draft Well and Septic Technical Bulletin W-1 (PDF: 97 kB )

Please review and submit comments to myself at Nathan.Quarles@sonoma-county.orgor (707) 565-1146.

Sincerely,

Nathan Quarles
Deputy Director
Engineering and Construction

 

Published: May 20, 2015

The Board of Supervisors has continued the public hearing originally scheduled for June 9, 2015, to July 21, 2015 at 2:10 PM at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chambers.

 

Published: May 11, 2015

The County of Sonoma is pleased to present a revised draft water well construction standards ordinance for your review and comment. We received numerous comments on the second draft, many of which resulted in edits to the draft document. Presented below are several documents including a clean version of what is being proposed, a strike-out / underline version, and the current well ordinance. The legend to the strike-out / underline version is as follows:

  • Red single strike-out or black single underline are for edits relative to the first draft versus the current code,
  • Blue double strike-out or black double underline are for edits made in response to the first round of comments, and
  • Green double strike-out or black wave underline are for edits made in response to the second round of comments.

Response to comments and a staff report will be published shortly.

The proposed ordinance is calendared on the June 9, 2015, Board of Supervisors agenda for consideration. Comments on draft water well construction standards can be submitted via e-mail ( Nathan.Quarles@sonoma-county.org) or mail (Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403).

Documents:

Should you have questions or comments, I can be reached at: Nathan.Quarles@sonoma-county.org; or (707) 565-1146.

Sincerely,

Nathan Quarles
Deputy Director
Engineering and Construction

 

Published: March 25, 2015

The County of Sonoma is pleased to present a revised draft water well construction standards ordinance for your review and comment. We received numerous comments on the first draft, many of which resulted in edits to the draft document. Presented below are several documents including a clean version of what is being proposed, a strike-out / underline version with a twist, and the current well ordinance. The twist to the strike-out / underline version is that single strike-out or single underline are for edits relative to the first draft versus the current code and double strike-out or double underline are for edits made in response to the first round of comments.

A response to comments document from the first round of comments is forthcoming.

The current plan is to receive comments on the revised draft standards by April 1, 2015, and bring the revised draft standards to the Board of Supervisors May 5, 2015. Comments on draft water well construction standards can be submitted via e-mail ( Nathan.Quarles@sonoma-county.org) or mail (Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403).

In addition, we are scheduling an outreach meeting to receive verbal comments here at the Permit and Resource Management Department, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, on April 1, 2015, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Documents:

Should you have questions or comments, I can be reached at: Nathan.Quarles@sonoma-county.org; or (707) 565-1146.

Sincerely,

Nathan Quarles
Deputy Director
Engineering and Construction

 

Published: October 31, 2014

The County of Sonoma is pleased to present a draft water well construction standards ordinance for your review and comment. It is our desire to receive as much input and feedback on the draft document prior to bringing this item to the Board of Supervisors. The timeline has changed and staff envision bringing this item to the Board of Supervisors in March 2015. The current plan is to revise the draft ordinance based upon a review of the submitted comments. A revised ordinance will be released for public review in early December 2014, followed by a comment period extending into January 2015. Additional outreach meetings will be scheduled near the end of the comment period.

We are still accepting comments on draft water well construction standards via e-mail ( Nathan.Quarles@sonoma-county.org) or mail (Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403).

Documents:

Should you have questions or comments, I can be reached at: Nathan.Quarles@sonoma-county.org; or (707) 565-3507.

Sincerely,

Nathan Quarles
Engineering Division Manager

 

Published: September 23, 2014

The County of Sonoma is pleased to present a draft water well construction standards ordinance for your review and comment. It is our desire to receive as much input and feedback on the draft document prior to bringing this item to the Board of Supervisors in November 2014. Towards that end, we have scheduled three meetings in mid-October. During these meetings, we expect to receive verbal comments from the various stakeholders. The schedule is detailed in the table below.

Meeting location is the Permit and Resource Management Department Hearing Room; 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA.

Meeting Date

Meeting Time

October 13, 2014

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

October 14, 2014

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

October 16, 2014

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Documents:

In addition, any written or additional verbal comments should be submitted prior to October 17, 2014. This will allow time for staff to modify the public review draft, if needed, prior to the introduction of the ordinance in November 2014. Please address any written comments to my attention at 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

Should you have questions or comments, I can be reached at: Nathan.Quarles@sonoma-county.org; or (707) 565-3507.

Sincerely,

Nathan Quarles
Engineering Division Manager

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