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Posted on: October 8, 2019

District Showcases Careers in the Water Industry

For Immediate Release

October 8, 2019

Email Traci Hart

Soquel Creek Water District Showcases Careers in the Water Industry During California's Water Professionals
Appreciation Week October 5 to 13

Soquel, CA (October 8, 2019 ) In celebration of California's third annual Water Professionals Appreciation Week, Soquel Creek Water District is proud our dedicated employees who not only work hard to ensure that water is delivered to the homes and businesses, day in and day out, 24/7 but also are focused on sustainability for current and future generations.

The District strives to provide opportunities for the public to gain a better understanding of where our water comes from, what challenges we face, and our organizational goals which are founded on high quality customer service, collaboration with others, fairness, and environmental stewardship. Community members are invited to participate in activities such as the annually offered Water Wise Academy and the upcoming Water Harvest Festival scheduled on October 20th from 11 am - 3 pm at Anna Jean Cummings Park in Soquel. The Festival celebrates our local water resources, with water industry professionals and environmental organizations coming together to share their knowledge and resources with engaging activity tents and interactive displays about water. More information is available on our Water Harvest Festival website.

Water Professionals Appreciation Week was established in 2017 by Senate Concurrent Resolution 80, by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa). Recent labor studies estimate that 60,000 people work in California's water industry and it needs roughly 6,000 new employees each year due to turnover.

Soquel Creek Water District, and the water industry in general offers a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities in engineering, skilled trades, customer service, finance and business administration, law, communications, environmental and life/earth sciences and many more types of positions in high-demand occupations. Soquel Creek Water District was pleased to earn the distinction of being recognized as a 2019 Top Work Places by the Bay Area News Group.

The measure was sponsored by a coalition of water associations led by the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and including WateReuse California, California Municipal Utilities Association, California Association of Sanitation Agencies, and the California Water Association. Under SCR 80, the annually designated week begins on the first Saturday of October and ends on the Sunday of the following weekend.

To arrange a media interview with one of Soquel Creel Water Districts water professionals or for visuals of district facilities or operations, please contact Traci Hart, Human Resources Manager listed above.

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