Construction will begin in early May to drill a new 1,500-foot-deep well on Sucinto Drive in Scotts Valley.
The new Sucinto Well replaces 30-year-old Well 3B which has been in decline for several years and is located on the same site. The new well has a design capacity of 400+ gallons per minute and will enhance operational efficiencies for the District which relies solely on local groundwater supplies. Water produced from this well site will be conveyed to the Orchard Run Water Treatment Plant for filtration and disinfection before it’s pumped into the distribution system. Learn more about water supply and reliability.
Drilling for the new well is anticipated to take four to six weeks. A temporary sound wall will be constructed to reduce noise to the surrounding neighborhood. Funding for the project comes from the District’s Capital Improvement Program. Project updates will be shared here on the District website, as well as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Nextdoor.