PWS Seawater Intrusion Prevention Wells Equipping and Site Improvements

Project Update: January 11, 2023


Monterey SWIP

No work is planned for January.

Twin Lakes Church SWIP

The contractor will excavate and shore the backwash tanks, anticipated starting the third week of January 2023.

Willowbrook SWIP

The contractor will excavate and shore the backwash tank, anticipated starting the third week of January 2023.

Project Summary

The three SWIP (Sea-water intrusion prevention) wells were drilled and developed in 2021, and the nine associated monitoring wells were completed in the summer of 2022. SWIP well site improvements and equipping began in Fall 2022 and should be completed by late 2023.

Purified water from the Advanced Purification Treatment Facility will be pumped to our three SWIP wells and will supplement the groundwater basin, replenishing it and raising the water to protective levels preventing further seawater contamination.

Project Map

Map of all the components of the Pure Water Soquel Project. As pipeline construction continues along the route, this map will show that progress.