North Well Rehabilitation

Project Update

Crews will soon be mobilizing for Phase II of the North Well project. Phase II is when the construction crews begin equipping the well for service. Construction will take place Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may hear noises from back-up beepers and equipment motors during these hours.

Due to recent heavy rains, residents and visitors to the area may notice increased dirt and/or mud in the street as the construction crews enter and exit the project site. Rest assured, crews will continue to clean up the dirt and debris each evening. However, if you see excess mud or debris, please let us know.

Project Overview

To best serve our Murrieta customers, we are re-establishing a well site at the corner of Vineyard Parkway and Kentucky Derby Way. The North Well will replace an older well that was decommissioned in 2017 because the infrastructure no longer met our standards. However, the quality of the groundwater remains high, so the new well will provide a critical local water source for our Murrieta customers.

Murrieta North Well 2019

Upon completion, the water from the North Well will service Murrieta customers exclusively, providing long-term supply reliability. The North Well is expected to produce 750 gallons of water per minute or 1.09 million gallons per day. This is almost enough water to fill two Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Western is dedicated to finding local water sources to provide safe and reliable water for our customers. We serve an area where droughts are a regional reality. Without many local water sources, we have been relying on more expensive imported water.

We expect to have the well in service by the summer of 2020.

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Fast facts

  • Well site is located at the corner of Vineyard Parkway and Kentucky Derby Way.
  • The older well was decommissioned in 2017 when its operation no longer met our quality standards.
  • Water from the well will only be used exclusively for Western's Murrieta customers.
  • North Well is expected to produce 750 gallons of water per minute or 1.08 million gallons per day. That's almost enough water to fill two Olympic-sized pools.
  • Temporary walls have been installed at the project site to reduce the sound of drilling noise. When the project is complete we will remove the temporary structures.