Due to drought conditions over the last three years, the Lake Pillsbury Properties Water Company has applied for a Department of Water Resources grant through the Small Community Drought Relief Program to drill a well. The proposed well site is adjacent to the company’s water plant located at 29501 Fuller Drive, Potter Valley, CA 95469 (assessor’s parcel number 063-062-02). The well would be drilled to approximately 300 feet deep. The site is developed with underground water supply piping. Site location of the well would be determined by a hydrogeologist. As proposed, the project would not include vegetation removal or earthmoving activities.
The primary source of water currently comes from Mill Creek that is proving to be unreliable. Due to the current drought situation, it has become apparent that having a second source of water is critical to the survival of the community. The company is hoping that a groundwater well can prove to be an integral part of our water supply during times of drought. The health and safety of the community is dependent on having a reliable second source of water during a drought. The project is considered an emergency prevention measure that will prevent an imminent water outage due to ongoing drought conditions on the site’s primary source of water (Mill Creek). Title 14 California Code of Regulations Section 15269 (c) Emergency Projects: Specific actions necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency.