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Soquel Creek Water District Embraces Community Partnerships - We’re #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 everyone in our community – and we are all part of the solution. Over the next few months, this series of Water Wisdom columns will feature the viewpoints of local community members and organizations talking about the importance of creating and maintaining a sustainable water supply, as a community. 

How’s Your Green Thumb Feeling? Watering and 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’s go back to basics and get down to earth. The earth in your garden that is! 

Main Street and Porter Street Intersection Work

Garney Pacific Inc. will be performing work for at the intersection of Main Street and Porter Street on Friday, May 29, 2020. Traffic will be subject to delays up to 15 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The traffic signals will be set on blinking red, and freeway access will be limited from Main Street. It is recommended motorists seek alternate routes during these times and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. 

2020 Survey Demonstrates Our Community Supports Investing in Infrastructure and Protecting Groundwater Basin from Further Seawater Intrusion

In January 2020, the District conducted a statistically-valid survey of over 400 local residents, to gain a better understanding of how they feel about the District and the water supply issues faced by the community. Surveys like this help us to understand people’s perceptions, needs, and awareness of the District and its operations, see where we can improve and do a better job for the community, and plan for the future.  

Here is a brief look at some highlights (some numbers and percentages are rounded for clarity) from this initial presentation:

Soquel Creek Water District Embraces Community Partnerships with Jeff Rosendale - We’re #InThisTogether  - 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 everyone in our community – and we are all part of the solution. Over the next few months, this series of Water Wisdom columns will feature the viewpoints of local community members and organizations talking about the importance of creating and maintaining a sustainable water supply, as a community. 

COVID-19 Update

To comply with the Governor Newsom’s “stay at home” order to reduce the spread, and mitigate the COVID-19 (coronavirus) impact in our County, the Soquel Creek Water District office will be closed to public access until further notice.

Board Meetings to be Held Remotely

In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Governor’s state of emergency and subsequent executive orders, and the order by the Health Officer of the County of Santa Cruz to shelter-in-place, Soquel Creek Water District’s Board Meetings will be held remotely via teleconference. This is in effect at least through the May 5, 2020 Board Meeting.

Soquel Creek Water District Embraces Community Partnerships - We’re #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 everyone in our community – and we are all part of the solution. Over the next few months, this series of Water Wisdom columns will feature the viewpoints of local community members and organizations talking about the importance of creating and maintaining a sustainable water supply, as a community.

Soquel Creek Water District Embraces Community Partnerships - We’re #InThisTogether with ZunZun - 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 our community – and we are all part of the solution. Over the next few months, this series of Water Wisdom columns will feature the viewpoints of local community members and organizations talking about the importance of creating and maintaining a sustainable water supply, as a community.

For the Love of…Music and 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 need!), this month I thought we’d offer a fun list of some songs about water, and love. Some are classics from a variety of musical genres, but I also include a list of educational songs for children to help them understand the importance of this most-precious natural resource.