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Prescott Valley drilling 2 new wells in January, February

24-hour construction with noise, nighttime lighting

Drilling has begun at the Little Pete well site located two miles north of Highway 89A and a half mile west of the Viewpoint subdivision, shown in this photo taken earlier this month. (Town of Prescott Valley/Courtesy)

Drilling has begun at the Little Pete well site located two miles north of Highway 89A and a half mile west of the Viewpoint subdivision, shown in this photo taken earlier this month. (Town of Prescott Valley/Courtesy)

Residents may be subjected to extra noise and nighttime lighting in January and February as the Town of Prescott Valley begins drilling two new wells on the north side of town.

“These wells will add water production capacity in the amount of 1,000-1,500 gallons per minute, or about 2 million gallons per day, to help meet the water requirements of the community, and to give flexibility in operating and maintaining wells,” the Jan. 8 press release from Heidi Dahms Foster, Communications Relations coordinator for the Town of Prescott Valley, stated.

Crews have begun drilling the Little Pete Well, located two miles north of Highway 89A and a half mile west of the Viewpoint subdivision. The drilling of this well will be completed by the end of January.

Drilling operations for the second, Antelope Park Well, will begin in late January or early February located on the north side of Powers Road near Antelope Park and Coyote Springs Elementary School. This drilling operation should be completed by the end of February, the release added.

During the drilling of these wells, people can expect to see a 24-hour per day continuous operation which will be accompanied by noise and nighttime lighting along with other normal construction activities and impacts.

“We apologize for any inconvenience or disturbance that this work may cause, and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we move forward to ensure a reliable water supply for the Town of Prescott Valley,” Dahms Foster said.

For more information, contact the Town of Prescott Valley Utilities Department at 928-759-3070.