PWS Construction Updates


We apologize for any inconvenience our work may cause to our customers and neighbors, and we thank you for your patience as we improve your drinking water system and facilities. All work is scheduled between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

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Conveyance Alignment Utility Investigations (Potholing)  • April 14th, 2020 – August 31st, 2020

The Pure Water Soquel Conveyance team will be working to identify the exact locations of existing underground utilities within the project corridor. This effort will inform project design to avoid potential underground conflicts and minimize the risk of damaging existing utilities during construction. After approximate locations of utilities are identified using available records and utility locator services, the project team then excavates specific areas as needed to obtain visual confirmation of utilities and underground obstructions along the project pipeline path. Once utilities and/or obstructions are visually confirmed, the excavation is then backfilled and the roadway surface is patched. Each utility identification has a work duration of approximately 2 hours. View the Map.


Willowbrook SWIP Well Drilling • July 1, 2020 – October 6, 2020

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 feet 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 – Friday 8 AM to 6 PM, with the exception of 1-2 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. 


Contact: Skyler Murphy • 831-475-8501 x148
Construction Noise line: 831-295-8879