PWS Seawater Intrusion Prevention Wells Equipping and Site Improvements

Project Update: February 1, 2023

Monterey SWIP

No work is planned for this week. Beginning Monday, February 20 to Thursday, February 23, the alleyway near the Monterey SWIP well will be closed. 

Twin Lakes Church SWIP

Excavating continues. Please note that beginning Tuesday, February 7 through February 13, 8:30am-4:30pm, Cabrillo College Drive will be closed to traffic to complete work on the sewer lateral. It will be closed from Rosemarie Court up to the Twin Lakes SWIP well. 

Willowbrook SWIP

Excavating continues.

Project Summary

The three SWIP (Sea-water intrusion prevention) wells were drilled and developed in 2021, and the nine associated monitoring wells were completed in the summer of 2022. SWIP well site improvements and equipping began in Fall 2022 and should be completed by late 2023.

Purified water from the Advanced Purification Treatment Facility will be pumped to our three SWIP wells and will supplement the groundwater basin, replenishing it and raising the water to protective levels preventing further seawater contamination.

Project Map

Map of all the components of the Pure Water Soquel Project. As pipeline construction continues along the route, this map will show that progress.