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Soquel Creek Water District Awarded State Grant of up to $2 Million

Soquel Creek Water District Awarded State Grant of up to $2 Million. Funding will help proposed Pure Water Soquel project planning and evaluation efforts.

District Receives $2 Million Dollar Planning Grant for Pure Water Soquel Project

by: Melanie Mow Schumacher, P.E., Special Projects-Communications Manager

January brought the Soquel Creek Water District some very exciting news from the California State Water Resources Control Board! We’ve been awarded a grant under the state’s Proposition 1 funding program for up to $2 million dollars to further evaluate our proposed groundwater replenishment project, Pure Water Soquel.

A Productive Year, a Positive Future

by: Dr. Tom LaHue, Vice-President, Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors

Roy Sikes is a 2017 Community Hero

This year, our very own Roy Sikes, was one of 14 individuals who was honored Monday, November 20, 2017 as “Community Heroes” by the Community Assessment Project, a joint venture started by the United Way of Santa Cruz County. Community Heroes are distinctive individuals whose efforts help move Santa Cruz toward the achievement of the Community Assessment improvement goals established in 2015, for achievement by 2020. These true-life heroes can be found throughout our community and are wonderful examples of making Santa Cruz County a better place to live.

Soquel Creek Water District Certified as a Green Business

Soquel, CA (November 21, 2017) – The Soquel Creek Water District is proud to announce that it has been officially recognized as a Certified Green Business. This highly-regarded certification was provided through the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program.
The Green Business Program recognizes businesses and government agencies which conduct operations that strive to reduce environmental impacts and hazards to employees and the community, including conserving water and energy, preventing pollution, and reducing solid waste production. The District participated in a green business audit late last year, and was found to generally operate in a “green” way, meeting many of the Green Business requirements. After pledging to achieve Green Business Certification, the District made a number of changes in how it operates and was successful in gaining full certification.

Soquel Creek Water District Unveils Two New Videos

The District unveils two new educational/public outreach videos. These videos, along with other public outreach elements, will help community members gain a better understanding of the critical overdraft and seawater intrusion issues the local groundwater basin is facing – the area’s sole source of drinking water.

It’s AND not OR - November 2017

This month, I’d like to offer some clarifications regarding Soquel Creek Water District’s approach to developing new water supplies, and help reduce any misunderstandings that people may have. 

Update on Clubhouse Drive Water Main Replacement

  • Paving repairs to continue through this week, Oct. 23 – 27.  Major trench paving operations to occur Wednesday and Thursday, October 25 and 26.
  • St. Andrews Way at St. Andrews Drive will be closed to through traffic from 8:30 AM Wednesday Oct. 25th through 4:00 PM Thursday Oct. 26.
  • A final slurry seal coat will be applied in the area of construction in the Spring of 2018.

If you have any questions contact Mike Wilson at 831-475-8501 x122.

Winners Announced in “Imagine a Day Without Water” Poster Contest

The Soquel Creek Water District, San Lorenzo Valley Water District, City of Santa Cruz, City of Watsonville and the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County congratulates the winners of its “Imagine a Day Without Water” Poster Contest! This fun and enlightening activity, designed to help raise awareness about the critical importance of water to our everyday lives, ran from September 4 through October 2. The 87 entries in the contest offered a variety of art concepts that are big on imagination, creativity, and inspiration – all related to how our community would be impacted if there was no water.