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Monitoring Wells | Environmental Health | County of Riverside

Department of Environmental Health, County of Riverside, Monitoring Wells


Monitoring Wells

  • Groundwater monitoring well – these wells are principally used for observing groundwater levels and flow conditions, obtaining samples for determining groundwater quality, and for evaluating hydraulic properties of water-bearing strata.  Most monitoring wells are usually associated with a cleanup and require a regulatory agency’s approval before installation.
  • Cathodic wells – These wells are used for electrical protection of metallic equipment in contact with the ground (e.g. utility lines). To obtain a permit, submit a monitoring well application for approval.
  • To permit the drilling, installation, and destruction of monitoring, cathodic and other types of non-production wells.
  • To educate the public regarding potential hazards.
  • To minimize any risks to public health. 

These are accomplished by compliance with Riverside County Ordinance 682 and the California Well Standards Bulletins.


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