Casitas looking to drill deep well as alternative to horizontal plan

Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News reporter
Casitas Municipal Water District (CMWD) officials have announced a new path they will likely take to help mitigate impacts of the current drought.
They're exploring the possibility of drilling a vertical bore (or VerBo) to tap into an aquifer in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Ojai.
The well would be drilled to a depth of 6,000 to 7,000 feet.
“This would be a very deep well, not something like the 300-foot wells people drill around this area,” said Steve Wickstrum, CMWD general manager.

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