Our Public Works Department is working on a brand new water well for Orange. Well 28 is currently under construction on the northeast corner of Lemon St. and Maple Ave., near the Old Towne Orange Parking Structure.
Drilling is set to begin August 16, which will require a 6-week, 24-hour operation to prevent potential collapsing of the well. In order to minimize the sound impact of the drilling on the community, 24-foot tall sound attenuation walls will be installed around the project site on Monday, July 26. In the photo below, you can see an approximate rendering of what the site will look like.
After the drilling operation is completed, the well development phase will also require 24-hour operation for approximately three weeks. All other construction activities will occur 7 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
The drill will bore down into the aquifer beneath Orange, where our city gets around 75% of our drinking water supply. The project also includes the installation of pumping mechanisms and piping to hook this new source up to our City’s water supply.
Once Well 28 has finished construction in October, work will begin on the surrounding property, which will be transformed into a new passive pocket park, and include decorative perimeter fencing, benches, café game board tables, a central tree planter with edge seating, lighting, landscaping, and a drinking fountain. Both phases are being designed to reflect the character of the surrounding Old Towne neighborhood.
For more information, please call our Public Works Water Division at (714) 288-2475.