Water Wisdom

The Soquel Creek Water District runs a monthly column called "Water Wisdom" in the Aptos Times and the Capitola/Soquel Times.  "Water Wisdom" is designed to deliver insightful perspectives on managing water.

The End of "Disposable" Water? - April 2017

The Santa Cruz County community is a leader in implementing “The Three Rs” – reduce, reuse, recycle. Not only a plastic bag ban, but as of 2017 no plastic straws or stir sticks, and only compostable cups, lids, containers, and cutlery for County food-service establishments.  Our community recognizes the importance of recycling and reducing single-use products that are otherwise discarded.

WATER is another important resource that our community is beginning to embrace as a natural resource that can be beneficially reused and not wasted or discarded.

WaterFlix – Have you seen these water films?

This winter – with the relentless stormy days and flu/cold season in full swing – it may be an opportune time to stretch out on the couch, grab a blanket and some popcorn, and watch a movie. How about making your next movie binge all about water? Many people are keenly aware of water-related movies such as “Chinatown” or “Cadillac Desert,” but there are many, many others to choose from. Filmmakers have often utilized the precious resource of water and its importance as a central theme in their storylines – and those stories couldn’t be more timely.

True or False? - February 2017

There’s a lot of talk these days about “fake” news, “alternative facts”, and general mistrust of the media. With multiple sources of news available, it’s important to understand and separate the information from misinformation that we all are bombarded with.  For example, take a look at these recent statements that have been made about mid-county water issues - which ones do you think are true and which ones are false?

Reflecting on 2016 and Leaping into 2017 - January 2017

Happy New Year!  Soquel Creek Water District is proud to be an integral part of the Santa Cruz Mid-County community for over 55 years.  To kick off 2017, we’d like to reflect back on a few of our key moments in 2016:

Pure Water Soquel: Evaluation of Groundwater Replenishment seeks public input - December 2016

We are very excited to dedicate our entire column this month on Soquel Creek Water District’s Groundwater Replenishment Project, recently named Pure Water Soquel.  Evaluation of the project is currently underway. Please take a moment to learn about our water supply challenges, the proposed project, and ways to learn more and to participate in the evaluation process.