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.

Imagine a Day Without Water – October 12

With all the division in our government, it is easy to forget there are some policy priorities that actually cut across party lines and geographical boundaries. Constituents may have different opinions on health care and tax reform, but they have a lot in common too. We all get up in the morning and brush our teeth, use the bathroom, and make coffee. Many of us commute to school or work. We travel with our families on summer vacations and for holidays. We buy groceries and eat at restaurants.

The Importance of Water Infrastructure

Water is vital to America’s economy and our quality of life.  In fact, aging infrastructure and years of deferred maintenance is catching up, and the cost of inaction could be severe.  A new economic analysis for the “Value of Water Campaign” found that a one-day nationwide disruption in water service would result in $43.5 billion in losses for the economy. This is just a single day and the damage would be widespread. From hotels to hospitals, shopping centers to schools, factories to farms, and restaurants to recreational facilities -  everything would shut down without water service.

The 2016 Consumer Confidence/Water Quality Report is Available Now - June 2017

The Soquel Creek Water District is pleased to announce we have completed our 2016 Consumer Confidence/Water Quality Report and it is available on our website at www.soquelcreekwater.org/sites/default/files/documents/Reports/2016wqr.pdf

Stage 3 Water Shortage Still in Effect for Soquel Creek Water District Customers - May 2017

California was hit with storm after storm this winter, effectively ending the drought in much of the state. Areas that rely on surface water fared especially well.  However, not everyone is out of the woods yet. Governor Brown’s recent Executive Order B-40-17, which ends the official drought in most of California, keeps drought restrictions in effect for some areas with overdrafted groundwater basins.

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.