Freeway Well Feasibility Study


For almost 30 years, the City used the freeway well to provide approximately one million gallons of water per day to its customers. However, in the 1980’s City staff discovered during routine water quality testing that groundwater below the site had become contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCS) from chemicals and solvents used at nearby properties in the area. The Freeway Well has not been used since that time.

Project Purpose:

For many years, Santa Rosa Water has wanted to study groundwater resources below the Freeway Well and determine if it’s feasible to rehabilitate the well or replace it, but the City has not had the resources to do so. The State Water Resources Control Board expressed interest in aiding the City and has awarded a grant to help fund the Freeway Well.

Feasibility Study:

The Feasibility Study for this project has been completed and the report has been posted to this webpage.

Disclosure Statement: Funding for this project has been provided in full or part through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board using funds from Proposition 1. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the foregoing, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use . 

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