Groundwater Protection Measures – Well Casing and Raising
Organization: Larkin water District
The Larkin Water District is an improvement district dating back to 1928. The water supply for this district is groundwater and it must be insured that the aquifer and the infrastructure are adequate to meet the service commitment. At the time of this project, the two oldest wells (wells 1 & 2) were in need of updating to current standards. Both wellheads were converted from underground concrete chamber access to an above ground weatherproof installation. This was an important safety upgrade. Well #1 is now used to monitor the variations in the level of the groundwater in the aquifer and has no pump. Well #2 was rehabilitated in order to be used as one of the primary water sources.