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Providing our customers with a safe, reliable water supply is at the heart of what we do, and we are committed to ensuring that your water delivery system continues to do that now and long into the future. That means maintaining and investing in water infrastructure, from the wells and canals that bring the water to our treatment plants to the pipes that bring it to your homes.

We're replacing a well that serves the Sun City West community.

Background

Why is it important?

There are 10 wells that bring water to Sun City West, many of which date back decades before the first homes were built in Sun City West.

Located at the corner of 145th and Yosemite drives, Well 1.3 is an important part of the Sun City West system. It's also one of the oldest wells – it was originally drilled in 1939 at the start of World War II, making it more than 75 years old.

Maintenance and repairs are completed throughout the life of a well. But, after more than 75 years, the shaft inside Well 1.3 has collapsed and can't be repaired. A replacement well is required to make sure that we are able to continue to provide the amount of water needed to satisfy the daily needs of our Sun City West customers.

Project details

​What is happening?

In late 2014, EPCOR Water began to prepare the site, removing the electrical and pump equipment from the old well and preparing the site for a replacement well to be drilled. The new well will be between 1,000 and 1,200 feet deep.

After the well is drilled, the water it produces will be tested, the well shaft will be lined and the pump and electrical equipment will be installed. The new Well 1.3 is expected to be done and doing its part to bring water to Sun City West by early fall 2016.