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Many people are surprised when they see their water use in gallons per day. On average, Soquel Creek Water District customers use about 50 gallons per person, per day. If your meter detects 24 hours of continuous water use, we will notify you to check for leaks. Outdoor irrigation has a large impact on your water use, as well as your household’s fixtures, appliances and water use habits. To help you understand how your household is using its water, sign up for a free Water-Wise House Call and get a customized meter read report and survey of your fixtures and landscape to see where you could save more water.
Many of our customers are working hard to do their part and protect our community’s water supply by using water efficiently. We thank you for your efforts and the difference they make while we continue actively searching for new sources of water. Read your monthly water bill and know how many gallons, on average, your household uses daily. If you’re already using 50 gallons per person per day or less, you’re doing great!
Thank you for saving water!
In order for a new residential or commercial building to get water service from the Soquel Creek Water District, they must first reduce water use elsewhere in our community through our Water Demand Offset program. Requiring permanent water conservation gains to be made before new water connections are granted actually reduces the overall demand on our water supply. The Soquel Creek Water District’s board of directors voted against declaring a water connection moratorium at a public hearing held June 3, 2014. They directed District staff to restructure the Water Demand Offset Program so that the water expected to be used by any new connection is offset through conservation elsewhere (such as toilets at public schools) by at least 200%.
Most people aren’t wasting water on purpose, they simply don’t know the rules. By reporting water waste, you’re helping Soquel Creek Water District educate your neighbors and the community about what is and what isn’t allowed in a friendly and non-threatening way.
We know we are asking a lot of our customers when we urge continued water savings due to our serious long-term groundwater shortage. We’re doing our part internally as well. Water tank maintenance is done without draining tanks. Flushing of water mains is done with our waste-free flushing unit. We are working to replace and repair outdated pipes and leaks within our system.