RESOURCES FOR DRY WELLS IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY
A list of resources for owners of dry wells is shown below. For additional information, please call Valley Water’s Wells hotline at (408) 630-2660.
Licensed Water Well Drillers and Pump & Supply Contractors
- In California, a C-57 licensed well drilling contractor is required to install or repair water wells. Well drilling and pump contractors can provide critical services for dry wells, including evaluating, replacing, and lowering well pumps and drilling replacement wells.
- A well owner can contact Valley Water’s Wells hotline (408-630-2660) if they have questions or need assistance in finding licensed well drilling and pump contractors that service Santa Clara County.
- Please note that the well owner must pay for well drilling and pump contractor services.
Private Water Hauling Companies
- Owners of dry wells in need of temporary water supply can hire private water hauling companies that provide water tank and water delivery services.
- A well owner can contact Valley Water’s Wells hotline (408-630-2660) if they have questions or need assistance in finding water hauling companies that service Santa Clara County.
- Please note that the well owner must pay for water hauling services.
Free Bottled Water Delivery Service for Low-Income Households
- Owners of dry wells in need of temporary water supply for low-income households may be eligible for free bottled water delivery services offered by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and contracted through the Community Water Center.
- Eligibility requirements and sign-up information can be found here:
- This 20-page guide informs and alerts private well owners to (i) the potential for contamination and the need for water quality testing, (ii) basics of proper well construction, destruction and maintenance, (iii) well owner responsibilities in Santa Clara County, and (iv) provides an extensive list of resources for a private well owner.