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.

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. 

H20: Humans vs. Earth - October 2017

Last month my son, who is a freshman at Soquel High School, had to write a persuasive essay for his geography class on his opinion of what has a greater impact:  humans on Earth or Earth on humans – with an added emphasis on specifics within Santa Cruz County.   I enjoyed watching him collect information and research historical data pertaining to our region and the impacts related to air, land, animals, and water.  He identified both positive and negative impacts.  Intrigued by his recent assignment, I thought I’d focus this month’s article on my perspectives on the impacts related to water

Imagine a Day Without Water is October 12 - September 2017

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 - August 2017

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.

Spend July with Soquel Creek Water District - July 2017

One of our primary organizational goals at Soquel Creek Water District is community engagement and outreach.  This involves fostering relationships and open communication with our customers and the community-at-large through our website, on the phone, at community meetings and events, in-person at our office, social media such as Facebook and NextDoor, and at your home or business.