Close of Draft EIR Comment Period

In accordance with the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Pure Water Soquel Project (Project) has been prepared. The Project is comprised of various facilities and pipelines, including: an advanced water purification system; pipelines for conveyance of source water, brine, and purified water; and groundwater recharge wells. The Project would involve the advanced purification of treated municipal wastewater for groundwater aquifer recharge, to help address critical overdraft conditions in the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Basin and to prevent further seawater intrusion. The Draft EIR is available for public review online at See website for locations to view in person. 

Request(s) for an extension of the Draft EIR comment period have been received and reviewed. The 45-day comment period remains June 29 through August 13, 2018. All comments must be postmarked or received via email by August 13, 2018 for consideration in the Final EIR. 

Comments can be submitted via email to or via mail to Pure Water Soquel Project CEQA, 4041 Soquel DR, STE A-501, Soquel, CA 95073 -3105.

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