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State Rolls Out New Lead Sampling in Schools Requirement

The State Water Resources Control Board launched its effort to encourage K-12 schools in California to have their drinking water tested for lead. As part of this effort, the State Board’s Division of Drinking Water issued amended permits that require community water systems to test for lead at the schools in their service areas if sampling is requested by school officials in writing. Schools covered by the requirement include public, private, charter, magnet and non-public K-12 schools. Preschools and day-care centers are not included.

Soquel Creek Water District Pledges to be a Green Business

The Soquel Creek Water District (District) Board of Directors unanimously adopted resolution 17-01, the Green Business Pledge to become a Green Business under the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program, at the board meeting on January 17th. 

Soquel Creek Water District Assists Other Water Providers Affected by Storms

With the recent storms causing emergency water shortages in the City of Santa Cruz and the Town of Davenport, the Soquel Creek Water District (District) has stepped in to assist both its neighbors. The District is providing up to approximately 1 million gallons per day to Santa Cruz and 50,000 gallons per day to Davenport, as a short-term measure to help ensure continued water service to the people, homes, and businesses in those areas.