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"The Official Water Conservation Guide for Santa Cruz County" will be available in print on Friday at our District office (and at other participating agency offices) and you can read and/or...

All of our single-family residential customers receive monthly 'home water reports'. These are informational-only and are meant to provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to better...



District Water Purchase Will Help, but Not Solve, Mid-County Water Shortage

The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors recently approved a Cooperative Water Transfer and Purchase Agreement with the City of Santa Cruz.  The five-year agreement provides that the City may sell water to the District from its North Coast pre-1914 water rights sources.   While the agreement is not about purchasing a large amount of water, it will help us reduce pumping to safeguard our limited groundwater supply.

California Groundwater Law Tests State’s Capacity to Oversee A Vital Resource

By Brett Walton
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SOQUEL, California — On September 16, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown, cheerfully triumphant, signed into law the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, which many observers assert is the most significant addition to California’s water protection code in a century.

Here Comes the Sea: The Struggle to Keep the Ocean out of California’s Coastal Aquifers

By Brett Walton
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WATSONVILLE, California — Driving on the world-famous Route 1, just south of town, a traveler looking west across fields of strawberries can see the great silvery expanse of the Pacific Ocean.