City drills for water in Gibbel Park

New state water standards are putting a pinch on city supplies Photo by Chris Smith / The Valley ChronicleDriller Alex Kohn of ABC Liovin Drilling, Signal Hill, Calif., stands in front of the drilling rig in Gibbel Park as Bert Soakai, drilling assistant, is at rear. The city has hired the firm to search deep below ground for fresh new water sources for residents. ■ Chris Smith / Advisory Editor Stricter state water quality regulations are affecting Hemet’s water supply, and the city is starting to investigate additional new wells. A drilling rig has been in Gibbel Park all week drilling a hole more than 700 feet deep to test water

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