Water Quality


Person drinking water

As residents of California, we are constantly reminded how important it is to protect our precious natural resource, water. But you may not realize what it takes to purify and deliver quality drinking water to your home or business.

Soquel Creek Water District's number one priority is providing all of our customers with a safe and reliable supply of water that can be used with confidence. The District regularly tests for over 130 contaminants. We are proud to report that the water provided by the District meets or exceeds established State and Federal drinking water standards. This means that it is very safe to drink based on current scientific knowledge.

Each day, our employees work to ensure that the water delivered from our facilities meets all regulatory requirements and your expectations for safety, reliability, and quality. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) prescribe regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. These results are printed in the District's Annual Water Quality Report, which is mailed to customers during May and June.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791. Click here for more information about drinking water regulations.

Click here for a list of CDPH-certified water treatment devices

On June 15, 2010, the District's Board of Directors met to review the final draft of the most recent Public Health Goal Report, which is prepared every three years. Click here to download a copy of the report. Copies are also available to the public during business hours at the District office.  

Click Here for Notice regarding trace detection of TCP at Country Club Well

Below are additional websites for information regarding TCP

California Department of Public Health (CPDH)  
WHO (World Health Organization)      
SWRCB (State Water Resources Control Board) draft Groundwater Information        
US EPA IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System) info   
US EPA’s Toxicological Review of TCP for updating IRIS   
OEHHA’s PHG document        
ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry) TCP Fact Sheet