The State Water Resources Control Board as the lead agency will be issuing a water supply permit. Sun Pacific Shippers will drill a well, the water of which will be used for drinking, in place of the current well water that is exceeding the maximum contaminant level for nitrates. The new well will have a 12 inch casing and will be drilled to 1,020 feet. The will pull from a deeper source than the current well and have a 550 foot sanitary seal to protect from contamination in shallower ground water.
The current drinking water exceeds the maximum contaminant level for nitrates the project entails an emergency repair to private facilities necessary to maintain services essential to the public, healthy, safety, or welfare, (15269 (b)).