Press Releases

Santa Cruz County Water & Environmental Agencies Sponsor Poster Contest to “Imagine a Day Without Water”

As part of a national campaign to help raise awareness about the critical importance of water to our everyday lives, water and environmental agencies in Santa Cruz County are sponsoring an “Imagine a Day Without Water” poster contest for local residents.

Soquel Creek Water District Temporarily Discontinues Use of One Well as it Studies Treatment Solution for TCP Contamination

As of July 21, Soquel Creek Water District (District) has temporarily discontinued use of its Country Club well as staff explores a permanent treatment process for this well to comply with new state regulations for 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP) in drinking water.

Soquel Creek Water District Invites Community to Informative Open House and Unveiling of Pure Water Soquel Mobile Educational Trailer

The Soquel Creek Water District (District) is opening its doors for a special Open House event and the entire community is invited. A highlight will be the unveiling of the District’s newest addition to its public outreach program: a mobile educational trailer focusing on the Pure Water Soquel project that is currently under evaluation to address the critical overdraft and seawater intrusion issues of the District’s groundwater supply.   
 

Soquel Creek Water District Releases Revised Notice of Preparation for the Pure Water Soquel Project

 Soquel Creek Water District has released a revised Notice of Preparation (NOP) for an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for its project, Pure Water Soquel.

Soquel Creek Water District Recently Recognized with Two Transparency Awards

The Soquel Creek Water District (District) has recently received two awards recognizing the agency's transparency and commitment of being open and accessible with information to the public.

Traffic Delays and Partial Lane Closures on Clubhouse Drive for Water Main Replacement

June 12 though October 23, 2017 Clubhouse Drive between St. Andrews Dr. and Sumner Dr. in Aptos will be subject to traffic delays and partial lane closures for the replacement of the water mains. 

Presentation of Winning Videos from County-Wide Save Water and Pollution Prevention Video Contest

 The third annual student-made video contest was organized and sponsored by member agencies with the Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County (WCC), and the water pollution prevention programs from the County of Santa Cruz, the City of Watsonville and the City of Santa Cruz. Local high school video production classes offered through the Santa Cruz County Regional Occupational Program, youth video and technology production organizations like Diamond Technology Institute the Watsonville High Video Academy, and video production classes at Cabrillo College and University of California Santa Cruz were invited to make short public service announcement (PSA) videos in English or Spanish about saving water or preventing water pollution. Some classes received presentations about water conservation and water pollution prevention to help educate the students about current water topics. This year, although there were no college-age entries, there were more than 70 entries that came from six high schools throughout Santa Cruz County. Winning videos came from Watsonville High, San Lorenzo Valley High, Harbor High, and Aptos High School.

Soquel Creek Water District Removes Option of Treating Raw Wastewater

Soquel Creek Water District Removes Option of Treating Raw Wastewater. Pure Water Soquel Project to Focus on Obtaining Treated Water for Proposed Advanced Water Purification Facility.

Soquel Creek Water District Receives “Operating Budget Excellence Award”

Soquel Creek Water District is proud to announce that it has received the highest honor from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) – an “Operating Budget Excellence Award” for its fiscal year 2016/17 budget.

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.