The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Division of Environmental Health (DEH) has extended the dry weather test period for evaluation of water quantity supplies for proposed subdivisions and residential construction.
The test period will be extended through Sunday, Oct. 15, or following the first rainfall event totaling over 0.5 inches within 24 hours, whichever occurs earlier.
All parties anticipating subdividing land, developing an accessory dwelling unit or developing parcels located within the coastal zone, utilizing on-site water supplies (e.g. wells, springs) to serve an individual dwelling unit or up to four connections, should contact a qualified consultant to arrange for testing. The applicant’s agent must certify that at least 720 gallons of water per day for each residence can be produced during the dry weather test period.
Additional information regarding water quantity testing and water production test procedures can be obtained by calling DEH at 707-445-6215 or 800-963-9241. Water production standards and test procedures are also available at DEH’s webpage at: https://humboldtgov.org/DocumentCenter/View/98439/Water-Production-Standards-and-Test-Procedures-PDF
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