Water Quality Protection Program

Bucks-Lake-_Image1.jpgThe residents of Plumas County are highly dependent upon groundwater. Our water supply protection program ensures the quality of this valuable resource. Program activities include regulation of various drilling and boring projects as well as monitoring the quality of selected groundwater aquifers. This program is accomplished through regular inspections, bacteriological and chemical sampling, plan checks, permitting, and public education.

Our Water Quality Protection Program conducts monitoring, lab analysis, long-term trend analysis, investigations, permitting, public education, and emergency/complaint response in order to ensure that the water - both public and private - in Plumas County is in compliance with California State Law, Changes to County Code effective January 2017. To comply with the statewide on-site wastewater treatment regulations, minor changes to the well location standards (PDF) were approved by the Board of Supervisors.

ALL THINGS WELL

Water Well Construction Application (PDF)

Monitoring & Geothermal Heat Exchange Well (GHEW) Application (PDF)

Well Completion Report Release Request & Confidentiality Agreement (PDF)

Soil Boring Application (PDF)

Water Sample Testing Laboratories (PDF)

Water Ready For Domestic Use (PDF)

Well Installation Manual (PDF)

Guidelines for Geothermal Heat Exchange Wells (PDF)

OTHER RESOURCES AND LINKS

Wellowner.org

Drought Survey (PDF)

How to disinfect a well (PDF)

How to disinfect a flooded well (PDF)

Information for Public Drinking Water Systems

California Laws for Wells (PDF)

California Well Standards: Q & A (PDF)

** SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER INFORMATION **

Groundwater Legislation (9/16/14)

Sustainable Groundwater Management Act