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News Flash

Posted on: April 28, 2021

Memorial Garden Honoring Vaidehi Campbell Williams

For Immediate Release

April 28, 2021

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501 x153Email Melanie Mow Schumacher 

 

Memorial Garden Honoring Vaidehi Campbell Williams, Soquel Creek Water Distr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

District Board Approves Construction Phase for Pure Water Soquel Conveyance

For Immediate Release

March 17, 2021 

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501 x153Email: melanies@soquelcreekwater.org  

Soquel Creek Water District Board Approves Construction Phase for t...

Read more about the next phase of construction

Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2021

District Helps Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery Create Environmental Education Display

For Immediate Release

January 25, 2021

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone:  831-475-8501 x153Email: melanies@soquelcreekwater.org  

Soquel Creek Water District Helps Santa Cruz Children’s Museum o...

Read more about the Eco House

Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2020

District Swears in First Female Board President

For Immediate Release

December 16, 2020

ContactMelanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications Manager
Phone: 831-475-8501, ext. 153


Soquel Creek Water District Swears in First Female Board President Rachél Lather



Soquel, CA (December 1...

Read more about the first female President

Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

District Receives $88.9 Million Low-Interest Loan

For Immediate Release

October 5, 2020

Contact:Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501, ext. 153Email Melanie Mow Schumacher

Soquel Creek Water District Receives $88.9 Million Low-Interest Loan from U.S. EPA for Pure...

Read more on the low-interest loan

Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2019

District Awarded $50 Million Prop 1 State Grant

Posted on November 19th, 2019

For Immediate Release

November 19, 2019

Contact

Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501, ext. 153Email Melanie Mow Schumacher

Soquel Creek Water District Awarded $50 Million Prop 1 State ...

Read about the state grant

Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2019

Court Rules in Favor of Pure Water Soquel Project

For Immediate Release

November 16, 2019

Contact:Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501 x153Email Melanie 

Court Rules in Favor of Pure Water Soquel Project 

Judge’s Ruling Denies Challen...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2019

District Chosen as a Recipient Federal Loan

For Immediate Release

October 22, 2019

Contact:Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501, ext. 153Email Melanie Mow Schumacher

Soquel Creek Water District Chosen as a Recipient for a Federal Low-Interest Loan of $49 M...

Read more about the loan

Press Releases
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...

Read about water professionals week

Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2019

District Named One of Bay Area’s Top Workplaces

For Immediate Release

June 24, 2019

Contact

Traci Hart, Human Resources ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501, ext. 131 Email Traci Hart

Soquel Creek Water District Named One of Bay Area's Top Workplaces for 2019

Soquel, CA (June 24, 2019) - Soquel Creek Water D...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Students Awarded for Their Videos about Water-Wise Gardening

For Immediate Release

May 23, 2019

Monterey Bay Area High School Students Awarded for Their Videos about Water-Wise Gardening

May 23, 2019 (Soquel, CA) Nine winners were recognized for their original videos about Water Wise Gardens at the Soquel Cre...

Read more about the winners

Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Groundwater Recharge Testing at Mid-County Locations

For Immediate Release

May 15, 2019

ContactSierra RyanPhone: 831-454-3133

The County of Santa Cruz and the Soquel Creek Water District will be conducting groundwater recharge testing at two sites to investigate potential stormwater capture projects.

On May 22n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Project Wins 2018 Engineering Achievement Award

For Immediate Release

February 25, 2019

Contacts

Janice Bisgaard, City of Santa Cruz Community Relations SpecialistPhone: 831-420-5166

Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications Manager, Soquel Creek Water DistrictPhone: 831-475-8501, ext. 153

Cit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

District Ceremoniously Breaks Ground on Pilot Well

For Immediate Release

February 8, 2019

Contact

Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501, ext. 153 Email Melanie Mow Schumacher 

Soquel Creek Water District Ceremoniously Breaks Ground on Seawater Intrusion Pr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2019

District Honored With Transparency Certificate

For Immediate Release

May 2, 2019

Contact

Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501, ext. 153Email Melanie Mow Schumacher

Soquel Creek Water District Honored With "Transparency Certificate of Excellence" Gene...

Read more about the transparency award

Press Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Environmental Impact Report Certification

For Immediate Release

December 19, 2018

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501 x153

Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors Certifies Final Environmental Impact Report and Approves Its Pure Water So...

Read about the environmental impact report

Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Community Water Plan Status Update

For Immediate Release

November 30, 2018

Contact: Melanie Mow SchumacherPhone: 831-475-8501 x153Email Melanie

Status Update on Community Water Plan Water Supply Options to be presented to District Board on December 4

Information includes updated cost estimate...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Santa Cruz Water Department & the District Initiate Water Purchase with Joint Pilot Project

For Immediate Release 

November 29, 2018

Contacts:

Eileen Cross, Community Relations SpecialistCity of Santa Cruz, 831.676.7090

Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerSoquel Creek Water District, 831.475.8501 x153

Santa Cruz Wa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Formal Proposal for State Grant

For Immediate Release

November 27, 2018

Contact:Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone:  831-475-8501 x153

Soquel Creek Water District Invited to Submit Formal Proposal for State Grant

Funding Could Support Groundwater R...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Stage 3 Water Shortage Conditions Still in Effect

For Immediate Release

November 7, 2018

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone:  831-475-8501 x153

Soquel Creek Water District Reminds Customers: Stage 3 Water Shortage Conditions Still in Effect

District Impleme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Celebrate Water at the First Annual Water Harvest Festival

For Immediate Release

Celebrate Water at the First Annual Water Harvest Festival

Soquel, CA (October 2, 2018) – Soquel Creek Water District in partnership with the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County and Santa Cruz County Parks inv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

District Receives WateReuse Association's 2018 Award of Excellence in Outreach & Education

For Immediate Release

September 20, 2018

Contact: Rebecca Rubin, Public Outreach CoordinatorPhone:  831-475-8501 x118

Soquel Creek Water District Receives WateReuse Association's "2018 Award of Excellence in Outreach & Education&qu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2018

US Bureau of Reclamation Grant Helps Fund Recycled Water Pilot Study

For Immediate Release

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher,  Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone:  831-475-8501 x153

US Bureau of Reclamation Grant Helps Fund Recycled Water Pilot Study

Pilot testing at Santa Cruz Wastewater Treatment F...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2018

District Awarded Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

For Immediate Release

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Associate Manager-Special ProjectsPhone: 831-475-8501 x153

District Awarded Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

Soquel, CA (July 11, 2018) – Soquel Creek Water District is p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2018

New, Higher Rebates to Help Your Household Use its Greywater

For Immediate Release

Contact: Shelley FlockPhone: 831-475-8501x156

New, Higher Rebates to Help Your Household Use Its Greywater

Save water and money with greywater-to-landscape systems; sign up for greywater workshop

Soquel, CA (July 10, 2018) &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2018

District Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed Pure Water Soquel Project

For Immediate Release

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher,  Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone:  831-475-8501 x153

Soquel Creek Water District Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed Pure Water Soquel Project &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Soquel High School Receives Water-Wise Garden Grant

For Immediate Release

Soquel High School Receives Water-Wise Garden Grant

Soquel, CA (April 27, 2018) – Soquel Creek Water District has awarded Soquel High School and the agriculture and natural resources program a water-wise garden grant of $2000...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Learning Center to Open at Soquel Creek Water District Office

For Immediate Release

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone:  831-475-8501 x153

Learning Center to Open at Soquel Creek Water District Office

Informative Displays and Interactive Tools Highlight Water Challeng...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2018

Soquel Creek Water District Awarded State Grant of up to $2 Million

For Immediate Release

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher, P.E., Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone:  831-475-8501 x153

Soquel Creek Water District Awarded State Grant of up to $2 Million

Funding will help proposed Pure Water Soquel project pl...

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Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: May 1, 2021

Water District Launches New Website & Annual Water Quality Report Available - May 2021

The month of May means that the spring season is really in full swing! It’s a time of new growth and rejuvenation – and for the Soquel Creek Water District, spring has brought a brand-new website that is streamlined, cleaner, easier to navigate, and desig...

Read more about the new website

Water Wisdom
Posted on: April 1, 2021

People Love the New WaterSmart Customer Portal - April 2021

The Soquel Creek Water District's new WaterSmart Customer Portal is an easy-to-use, free online tool giving you more control over your water use and billing, leak detection, and more. Along with our new, intelligent meters (i-Meters) which are now install...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Partnership Helps Kids Learn the Value of Water Sustainability - March 2021

The District is involved in many partnerships, as we carry out our mission of providing a clean, safe, reliable water supply for today and the future. And when it comes to the future, we think about what kind of world we'll leave to today's children in ou...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: February 1, 2021

For the Love of… Podcasts About Water! - February 2021

Here we are in February, the month of love! This pandemic Valentine's Day may be a bit different so I hope everyone can find creative, safe, and socially-distanced ways to express their love and gratitude.

As for Soquel Creek Water District, we continue ou...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: January 1, 2021

District Successfully Navigates an Unprecedented Year, Looks to Future - January 2021

By Rachél Lather, President, Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors

Many people are breathing a sigh of relief as the new year begins, looking forward to 2021 with hope and optimism while saying farewell to 2020. It was indeed an unprece...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: November 30, 2020

The “WaterSmart” Customer Portal is now available! - December 2020

Latest Water Use Tracking / Billing Technology for Soquel Creek Water District Customers

As water metering technology continues to advance, the District is staying on the cutting edge by implementing the latest tools for our customers, giving you more cont...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: November 2, 2020

We’re #InThisTogether - Santa Cruz Business Council - November 2020

The Soquel Creek Water District is engaged in multiple approaches to combat over-drafting of the groundwater basin and seawater intrusion into our local water supply. It's important to remember that these severe water supply challenges affect eve...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: October 1, 2020

The Community is Invited to Imagine a Day Without Water - October 2020

The Community is Invited to Imagine a Day Without Water

Pure Water Soquel will help ensure that day never comes, with over $100 million in funding from the State Water Board and EPA which cover the cost of the project.

Imagine a Day Without Water on October...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: September 1, 2020

We’re #InThisTogether?- Aptos High School - September 2020

The Soquel Creek Water District is engaged in multiple approaches to combat over-drafting of the groundwater basin and seawater intrusion into our local water supply. It's important to remember that these severe water supply challenges affect everyone in ...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: August 1, 2020

August is National Water Quality Month! - August 2020

What We Do for Water Quality

Every August is National Water Quality Month - an annual opportunity to remind ourselves of the crucial importance of water in our everyday lives and the necessity to protect the quality of our drinking water, our lakes and wat...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: July 6, 2020

The District Embraces Community Partnerships - #InThisTogether with Aptos/La Selva Fire - July 2020

The Soquel Creek Water District is engaged in multiple approaches to combat over-drafting of the groundwater basin and seawater intrusion into our local water supply. It's important to remember that these severe water supply challenges affect eve...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: June 22, 2020

How’s Your Green Thumb Feeling? Watering & Other Tips for a Great Summer Garden - June 2020

How's Your Green Thumb Feeling? Watering & Other Tips for a Great Summer Garden - June 2020

We are all craving some normalcy in our lives right now, with these uncertain and unprecedented times. So, in this month's column, let&apo...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: April 28, 2020

The District Embraces Community Partnerships - #InThisTogether with Jeff Rosendale - May 2020

The Soquel Creek Water District is engaged in multiple approaches to combat over-drafting of the groundwater basin and seawater intrusion into our local water supply. It's important to remember that these severe water supply challenges affect eve...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: April 2, 2020

The District Embraces Community Partnerships - #InThisTogether with Save Our Shores - April 2020

The Soquel Creek Water District is engaged in multiple approaches to combat over-drafting of the groundwater basin and seawater intrusion into our local water supply. It's important to remember that these severe water supply challenges affect eve...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: March 2, 2020

The District Embraces Community Partnerships - #InThisTogether with Zun-Zun - March 2020

The Soquel Creek Water District is engaged in multiple approaches to combat over-drafting of the groundwater basin and seawater intrusion into our local water supply. It's important to remember that these severe water supply challenges affect everyone in ...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: January 23, 2020

For the Love of…Music & Water! - February 2020

The month of February brings thoughts of Valentine's Day, and love…and also of cold weather, rain, clouds, and the ideal day staying home where it's warm and dry and cozy. In honor of wet weather that we certainly love (and ne...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Happy New Year! May 2020 Be as Successful & Rewarding as 2019! - January 2020

Well, all of our calendars are now out of "the teens" and into "the twenties." What a milestone!

Here at the Soquel Creek Water District we enter 2020 with a great sense of accomplishment and achievement - and a strong resolve to contin...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Celebrating Ribbon Cutting of Water Purification Across Bay - Pure Water Monterey - November 2019

Celebrating the Ribbon Cutting of a Water Purification Project Across the Bay - Pure Water Monterey

As our Pure Water Soquel project continues with design and towards construction, we are happy to congratulate our friends across the bay at Monterey One Wat...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Water Harvest Festival & Water Bills Pay for Groundwater Protection & Water System - September 2019

Celebrate Water at the Water Harvest Festival

Planning is underway for the second annual Water Harvest Festival that will be held on October 20th from 11-3 pm at Anna Jean Cummings Park, also known as Blue Ball Park in Soquel. This will be a fun family ori...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Save Water and Money by Maintaining Your Irrigation System - August 2019

Irrigation systems help us control the timing, volume, and duration of water applied to our landscapes. When these systems are designed and maintained properly, they save you, water, time, and money and help you keep a beautiful, efficiently, and easily w...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Draft Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Sustainability Plan to Be Released in July - June 2019

California has over 500 groundwater basins and only 21 are classified as "high-priority basins in critical overdraft." The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Basin is one of these 21 basins.

What Does Critical Overdraft Mean

In the Santa Cruz Mid-C...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: April 3, 2019

State-Wide Legislative Actions with Local Water Impacts - April 2019

This month I want to share with you some interesting State legislative news related to water:

SB 332: Local Water Reliability Act (Introduced 2019)

Did you know that statewide, about 400 billion gallons of treated effluent water thrown away every year? That...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: March 1, 2019

#INTHISTOGETHER. Can You Remember These 10 Water Soundbites? - March 2019

With unlimited access to information and opinions in today's modern world, it's often hard to discern what is factual and what isn't. With my busy schedule as a working Mom, juggling family life, my son's sports schedul...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: February 5, 2019

For the Love of…Books on Water - February 2019

February… it's the month we celebrate love and it's still wintertime so you may be cuddled up with a book, perhaps under a blanket, and by the fire. In the spirit of this column being about WATER- I want to share a quick overv...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Our New Year’s Resolution: Recharge & Replenishment - January 2019

The Soquel Creek Water District's New Year's resolution for 2019 - and beyond - is recharge and replenishment of our groundwater supply. How do we plan to keep this resolution? With several exciting projects and strategies that are part ...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Water Success in 2018 - December 2018

By Dr. Bruce Daniels, 2018 President, Board of Directors

Soquel Creek Water District has made great progress in the last year in some major goals: To deliver safe, high-quality water to our customers 365 days a year, 24 hours a day in a fiscally responsibl...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: November 6, 2018

District Making Strides Toward Obtaining New Water Sources - November 2018

As many of you know, the groundwater basin in the Santa Cruz Mid-County area is plagued with seawater intrusion at the coastline and its threat of moving further inland toward our drinking water wells is scarier than all the Halloween horror movies out th...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Soquel Creek Water District Receives 2018 Award of Excellence in Outreach & Education - October 2018

The Soquel Creek Water District has proudly received a significant honor from the National WateReuse Association: the 2018 Award of Excellence for Outreach and Education, in recognition of the District's Pure Water Soquel Mobile Educational Trail...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Fall is Coming & It’s a Great Time to Plant! - September 2018

Soquel Creek Water District Offers Fall Planting Tips and Ways to Save Water & Money

It's not too early to think about what to do with your garden and landscaping this fall!

Many people think of spring as the prime planting period, but here are...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: August 9, 2018

What Are Some Things We Just Can’t Live Without? - August 2018

Spoiler Alert: A high-quality, reliable, sustainable water supply is one of them!

When you get right down to it, there are just two basic things that humans can't live without: water and food. Providing one of those (We can't live without...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: July 9, 2018

Nature Offers Lessons for Water Supply Resiliency - July 2018

When it comes to the effective management of our groundwater resources, the Soquel Creek Water District's goals are simple: keep our water supply safe, keep it reliable, and keep it sustainable. To be successful in this, we must be flexible and a...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Community Water Plan Update: Water Solution Evaluations - June 2018

This is a historical time in our water district's Community Water Plan history. We are at the crossroads of several water supply and groundwater recharge projects that will help protect our critically over-drafted groundwater aquifers from seawat...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Stage 3 Water Shortage Still in Effect Due to Groundwater Overdraft Conditions - May 2018

From last October to March our area received just over 16 inches of rain, which is only 62% of the typical average rainfall. Additionally, the District - in partnership with the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency- received new data this year validat...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: April 10, 2018

The Impacts of Climate Change - April 2018

Written by: Dr. Bruce Daniels, Board President

Climate change is a serious issue all over the planet. It also has real impacts right here in our Soquel Creek Water District that must be considered for our water supply planning.

As you probably already know,...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Many Layers of Groundwater Awareness - March 2018

Raising awareness of groundwater is extremely important locally since all our water supply in the Santa Cruz Mid-County region comes from a complex groundwater basin comprised of two aquifers, the Purisima Formation and the Aromas Red Sands. Although we, ...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: January 23, 2018

District Receives $2 Million Dollar Planning Grant for Pure Water Soquel Project - February 2018

By: Melanie Mow Schumacher, P.E., Special Projects-Communications Manager

January brought the Soquel Creek Water District some very exciting news from the California State Water Resources Control Board! We've been awarded a grant under the state&a...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: December 4, 2017

A Productive Year, a Positive Future - December 2017/January 2018

By: Dr. Tom LaHue, Vice-President, Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors

When I first began my service as a board member for Soquel Creek Water District, my primary goal was to do whatever I could to protect our water supply and to have it be sust...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: October 26, 2017

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.

To aid in replenishing the groundwater basin -...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: October 1, 2017

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 Cou...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: September 12, 2017

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...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: August 4, 2017

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&q...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: July 7, 2017

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 c...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: June 13, 2017

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 (PDF).

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) are tasked with esta...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: May 13, 2017

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...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: March 26, 2017

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...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: February 28, 2017

WaterFlix - Have You Seen These Water Films? - March 2017

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 peo...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: January 30, 2017

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 misin...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: January 2, 2017

Reflecting on 2016 & 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:

February 2016 - Ron Duncan was a...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Pure Water Soquel: Evaluation of Groundwater Replenishment Seeks Public Input - December 2016

We are very excited to dedicate our entire column this month to 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 abou...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: October 26, 2016

Winter Surface Water Pilot Project - A Careful Transition - November 2016

As we've mentioned in our previous columns, Soquel Creek Water District (District) has been working with the City of Santa Cruz Water Department (City) on a 5-year pilot project to purchase a small amount of treated surface water (also referred t...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: September 26, 2016

Mid-County Groundwater Management Efforts Evolving - October 2016

The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA) reached two important milestones this summer and continues to make progress in meeting the mandates of the state's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). In our April 2016 column, we high...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: September 8, 2016

Innovative Waste-Free Flushing Cleans Pipes & Saves Water - September 2016

Water main flushing is a necessary program for water agencies to ensure high-quality water. The traditional method of flushing involves opening up fire hydrants and letting the water flow out to scour and remove the buildup in pipes that may cause discolo...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: August 1, 2016

Partnering is the “New Norm” in our Local Water World - August 2016

The mission of providing reliable services in a cost-effective and environmentally sensitive manner is now prevalent amongst most public agencies and collaboration is a key ingredient. No longer are agencies bound by their jurisdictional boundaries, the &...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: June 30, 2016

Soquel Creek Water District Board Approves Priority Based Budget for FY 2016-2017 - July 2016

Each month we run a dedicated column in the Aptos Times and Capitola/Soquel Times pertaining to Mid-County water supply issues. This is our July 2016 Column.

Big Picture

On June 7, 2016, the Soquel Creek Water District (District) Board of Directors approved...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: June 30, 2016

The 2015 Consumer Confidence/Water Quality Report is Available Now - June 2016

The Soquel Creek Water District is pleased to announce that we have completed our 2015 Consumer Confidence/Water Quality Report (PDF).

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) are tasked with...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Water-Smart Gardening Website Highlights Native & Low Water Use Plants - May 2016

Helping our customers with water conservation is an essential part of what we do at the Soquel Creek Water District. A lot of water savings can be achieved through changes inside our homes, but a significant amount of residential water consumption is rela...

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Water Wisdom
Posted on: April 1, 2016

Say Hello to the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency - April 2016

A new player just joined the local water scene, and it goes by a name you probably haven't heard much yet: the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA). While everyone in Santa Cruz County was swept up in the Water Supply Advisory Committee...

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Surface Water Purchase from the Santa Cruz Water Department - March 2016

On February 9, the Santa Cruz City Council agreed to sell the Soquel Creek Water District a limited amount of available winter surface water each year from the City's north coast sources for the next 5 years. The Cooperative Water Transfer and Pu...

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Posted on: February 2, 2016

Soquel Creek Water District 2015 Year in Review - February 2016

When most people think of the Soquel Creek Water District, they probably think of pipes, people in hard hats, and water being pumped up out of the ground, treated, and delivered to their faucets, because that is the side of our organization they see out i...

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

Water-Wise Winter Storm Preparedness - January 2016

By Rachél Lather, President, Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors

Many people are breathing a sigh of relief as the new year begins, looking forward to 2021 with hope and optimism while saying farewell to 2020. It was indeed an unprece...

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