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A Place-to-Play Test Well Conversion

City of Santa Rosa

Drilling equipment at well site

As part of the City of Santa Rosa’s Emergency Groundwater Supply Program, West Yost worked with a well redevelopment contractor to rehabilitate the City’s 10-year old test well at the A Place to Play Park.

Rehabilitation included:

The potential yield of the well increased substantially following the redevelopment work. West Yost also prepared well equipping plans and technical specifications to convert the test well into an emergency well. Well equipping included installing a submersible pump, split face block building, tablet chlorination system, plus site work and fencing. The project’s goal was to install the greatest pump capacity to fit into the 8-inch diameter test well.

One project challenge was the high visibility of the test well site, at the west entrance to A Place-to-Play park. West Yost worked with City Water, Public Works, and Recreation and Parks staff to develop architectural features suitable to the location.

Team Spotlight

Jim Connell, PE

Principal Engineer II

Ken Loy, PG, CEG, CHG


headshot of employee Peter Dellavalle

Peter Dellavalle, PG

Geologist II