District Superintendent of Mendocino City Community Services Mike Kelley oversees wells, 430 of them, in the one square mile area that is Mendocino Village. These wells are the source of domestic water for 430 households, 17 restaurants and and 160 retail stores. Rainwater fills the aquifer, and if it doesn’t rain, the wells could go dry. Two months into the "water year," rainfall stood at 89 percent of normal. But Kelley says that can turn around quickly.