The Soquel Creek Water District is a nonprofit, local government agency that provides water resource management within its service area to deliver a safe and reliable supply of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally sensitive and economically responsible way.
The day-to-day operations are carried out by the general manager, who is appointed by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for policy decisions, which govern the operation of the District.
Founded in 1961, the "Soquel Creek County Water District's" purpose was to provide flood control and water conservation services. The District acquired the Monterey Bay Water Company in 1964 and discontinued flood control services. In 1983, "County" was dropped from the name and the District became known as Soquel Creek Water District.
Today, the District serves approximately 38,000 customers through 14,100 connections in four service areas within mid-Santa Cruz County. Ninety percent of our customers are residential.
Our Service Area
Our service area encompasses seven miles of shoreline and extends from one to three miles inland into the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains. The city of Capitola is the only incorporated area in the District. Unincorporated communities include Aptos, La Selva Beach, Opal Cliffs, Rio Del Mar, Seascape, and Soquel.
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