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COVID-19 - Wastewater Treatment is Designed to Destroy Virus

You may have heard or read that coronavirus has been detected in raw sewage in communities where the virus is present.

Today’s wastewater treatment systems use multiple, advanced filtration, and disinfection processes to treat the water.  These processes are designed to specifically remove or kill pathogens, including viruses such as the novel coronavirus. It is also known that the coronavirus is particularly susceptible to disinfection.

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 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 is continually monitoring the wildfires in Santa Cruz County

Soquel Creek Water District is continually monitoring the wildfires in Santa Cruz County and coordinating with our neighboring water agencies as needed. We will communicate with our customers if we need to take any actions related to our community's water supply. Our hearts go out to our friends, families, coworkers, colleagues, and all who have been evacuated - and we hope everyone stays safe.  #inthistogether

August is National Water Quality Month! - August 2020

What we do for water quality, and how you can do your part 
 

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 waterways, and our oceans.  

For this year’s National Water Quality Month, we want to emphasize that a key tenet of the District’s mission is to provide safe, high-quality water to meet our community’s present and future needs.   

We are Hiring!

We are currently hiring for the OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR.

APPLICATION DEADLINE - AUGUST 28, 2020 

Visit our Career Opportunities page to apply. 

The District offers competitive Salary & Benefits:

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.