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Partnership Helps Kids Learn the Value of Water Sustainability - Water Wisdom - 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 our community, as well as their children, and beyond. 

For the Love of…Podcasts About Water! - Water Wisdom Column - 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.  

Soquel Creek Water District Helps Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery Create Environmental Education/Water Conservation “Eco Home” Interactive Exhibit

Among the core values of the Soquel Creek Water District are Environmental Stewardship and Collaboration. Both of these values are highlighted in the District’s enthusiastic partnership and award of a grant to support the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery’s (MOD) “Eco Home” interactive exhibit. Construction of this remarkable, creative, and fun project got underway at the museum in mid-2019. With periodic work continuing during the pandemic, the project is now complete.  

District Successfully Navigates an Unprecedented Year, Looks to the Future - Water Wisdom 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 unprecedented year, as we all learned new ways of interacting, finding new ways to work, and simply conducting our everyday lives.  

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

At its Board meeting last night, Soquel Creek Water District swore in Board member Rachél Lather as President of the Board. The duties of the President include overall leadership of the Board in carrying out its responsibilities and developing policy, presiding over Board meetings, representing the District with other agencies, making Board committee assignments, and other functions.   

COVID-19 Update

To reduce the spread and mitigate the COVID-19 (coronavirus) impact in our County, our office will be closed to public access until further notice. To ease the stress of this rapidly changing situation, effective immediately, water service will not be terminated for nonpayment of customer bills due to financial difficulty directly resulting from the current COVID-19 crisis. 

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

This online portal is a great new way for you to keep a closer eye on your water use, even down to an hourly basis. It’s available now at and you can register using your account number. 

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 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 Receives $88.9 Million Low-Interest Loan from US EPA for Pure Water Soquel Construction

The Soquel Creek Water District (District) is pleased to announce that its low-interest loan from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been officially approved, to be used toward construction of the Pure Water Soquel Groundwater Replenishment and Seawater Intrusion Prevention Project. The loan, up to a maximum of $88.9 million at an interest rate of 1.34%, is part of the EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) funding program. 

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 21 is an annual nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water, and how all of us depend on water every single day. It also highlights the services provided by water suppliers and wastewater collection/treatment facilities.