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Clean / Storm Water Program

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> Alameda County Public Works Agency
> California Department of Water Resources
Well Permitting Requirements

County PW, Zone 7, Berkeley and ACWD are the permitting agencies for well construction or destruction. Alameda County Public Works Agency-Water Resources issues drilling permits for projects located in the following cities:

  • Alameda
  • Emeryville
  • Piedmont
  • Albany
  • Hayward
  • San Leandro
  • Castro Valley
  • Oakland
  • San Lorenzo

Other Jurisdictions:
Project Location: Agency with Jurisdiction Contact Number
Berkeley City of Berkeley Ph: 510-981-7460
Fax: 510-540-5672
Fremont, Newark, Union City Alameda County Water District Ph: 510-668-4460
Fax: 510-651-1760
Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, Sunol Zone 7 Water Agency

Ph: 925-454-5000
Fax: 510-454-5728

  • Additional information on the Unincorporated Area Clean Water Program of Alameda County is provided by Public Works.

  • For contaminated property that has been cleaned up, DEH requires that the monitoring wells used to assess groundwater (GW) impact be properly destroyed (under permit), so they do not cause future contamination of the GW basin.

  • For private residence production wells (less than 5 hook ups), DEH reviews information related to production rates and water quality and issues letters of acceptance provided the system meets current standards. If it is a new house and there is an existing well but the new house can access municipal water, DEH would not require that the house destroy or cap the existing well though the local Building Dept might and if not the Building Depart. will at least require that anti-cross connection devices be installed.

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