PWS Willowbrook SWIP Well

Latest Update

  • April 28, 2021: No activities are planned.

Project Summary

Construction of the Sea Water Intrusion Prevention (SWIP) Well portion of the Pure Water Soquel program will kick off construction with the drilling phase of the Willowbrook SWIP well starting in July 2020. The Willowbrook SWIP well will be one of the three Pure Water Soquel injection wells that will inject the highly purified water into the groundwater aquifer. Construction of the Monterey Avenue SWIP Well and re-development of the Twin Lakes Church SWIP Well will follow. The Willowbrook SWIP well site is located on Willowbrook Lane on vacant District-owned property adjacent to the Willowbrook Park tennis court. Construction will start with site preparation and the construction of temporary sound walls to help to reduce construction noise from well drilling to the surrounding residents. 

Following this, a well drill rig will be mobilized onto the site and start the drilling of the well. Drilling will last up to 35 days to drill and install the approximately 800 foot deep well. The drilling process is an around the clock effort, and crews will be working 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Once drilling is complete, crews will work to develop, test, and disinfect the well. This process will take approximately 17 working days and will return to normal working hours of Monday through Friday 8 am to 6 pm, with the exception of 1 to 2 days of 24-hour work. During construction, residents can expect some contractor traffic to and from the site along Willowbrook Lane from workers and occasional material/equipment deliveries. Also, residents can expect a temporary increase in noise from construction activities coming from the site. 

All construction equipment and materials will be kept within the project site. After completion of the well drilling phase at the Willowbrook site, the Contractor team will move to the Monterey Avenue SWIP well site. There will then be a break in construction activity on the Willowbrook site between the drilling phase and the well-equipping phase which is anticipated to start in 2021.

About the Project

The final landscaping and site design is still pending. The site interior will be paved with some piping and infrastructure above grade. No infrastructure is anticipated that would be above the site line of the fence.

Artists Rendering of Completed SWIP Well