Environmental Review

The environmental review process, under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) provides many ways for the public to get involved and comment during the process.

Note: A revised Notice of Preparation that an environmental impact report (EIR) has been prepared to reflect recent changes to the project. The 30-day scoping period is June 22 to July 22, 2017

How to Participate in Scoping Period

The general public, interested parties, and community members can participate in the following ways.

Read & Learn About the Proposed Pure Water Soquel Project

Revised Notice of Preparation and Initial Study (NOP/IS) (PDF) - Read the NOP/IS document to learn more about the project and scope of the EIR. Hard Copy is available at the District Office, located at:
5180 Soquel Drive
Soquel, CA  95073

NOP is also posted at several Santa Cruz County Library branches:

  • Aptos Branch Library
  • Branciforte Library
  • Capitola Library
  • Central Public Library
  • Garfield Park Branch Library
  • La Selva Beach Library
  • Live Oak Library
  • Porter Memorial Library

Attend a Public Scoping Meeting

Attend the public scoping meetings on July 12, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm at Twin Lakes Church, located at:
2701 Cabrillo College Drive
Monschke Hall
Aptos, CA 95003

Each meeting will include a short presentation followed by an open house with information stations. Public comments may be provided verbally (via court reporter) or in writing.

Meeting Materials

Submit Formal Scoping Comments

Email Formal Scoping Comments in writing by July 22, 2017 or via U.S. Postal Service to Soquel Creek Water District, Attention:
Melanie Mow Schumacher, P.E., Associate Manager
Special Projects
P.O. Box 1550
Capitola, CA 95010 

Learn About the Project

How to Stay Informed

Meeting announcements will be posted on our website. Sign up for the District's email updates online or by getting in touch with Rebecca Rubin. If you are on the email list you will receive notifications of up-coming public review periods and public meetings. You will also be provided with links to CEQA documents.

Rebecca Rubin, Public Outreach Coordinator
Soquel Creek Water District
5180 Soquel Drive
Soquel, CA 95073

Telephone: 831-475-8501, ext. 118

Email Rebecca Rubin