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Soquel Creek Water District Reminds Customers: Stage 3 Water Shortage Conditions Still in Effect

For Immediate Release

November 7, 2018

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications Manager
Phone:  831-475-8501 x153

District Making Strides Toward Obtaining New Water Sources - November 2018

As many of you know, the groundwater basin in the Santa Cruz Mid-County area is plagued with seawater intrusion at the coastline and its threat of moving further inland toward our drinking water wells is scarier than all the Halloween horror movies out there.   However, the seawater intrusion horror has come to haunt most of the populated coastal regions of the world that rely on groundwater for drinking water.

Responses to Comments on Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, Twin Lakes Church Pilot Recharge Well Project

The public review period for the Twin Lakes Church Pilot Recharge Well Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) was held September 12 – October 12, 2018.  Soquel Creek Water District received oral comment from one individual, three written comment letters from individuals, and no comments from agencies.  A Responses to Comments document for the above-referenced project has been prepared and is available for review on Soquel Creek Water District’s Website at

Celebrate Water at the First Annual Water Harvest Festival

For Immediate Release            

Contact: Vaidehi Campbell, Communications Specialist
Phone:  831-475-8501 x142

Soquel Creek Water District Receives ‘2018 Award of Excellence in Outreach and Education’ Award for its Mobile Educational Trailer - October 2018

The Soquel Creek Water District has proudly received a significant honor from the National WateReuse Association: the 2018 Award of Excellence for Outreach and Education, in recognition of the District’s Pure Water Soquel Mobile Educational Trailer. This annual award was presented during the 33rd Annual WateReuse Symposium in Austin, Texas which recognizes agencies, individuals, and projects that are making significant contributions in increasing knowledge, awareness, and research of recycled water and beneficial reuse. 

Water Main Flushing - Week of October 8

During the week of October 8–12,  the mains for these streets will be flushed  with our waste-free flushing unit.

  • Rosedale Ave.
  • Orchard St.
  • Pepperwood Way
  • Cunnison Ln.
  • Baronian Ct.
  • Monterey Ave.
  • Loraine Ln.
  • Karin Ct.
  • Cliffwood Dr.
  • Victory Ln.
  • Mulberry Dr.
  • Melba Ct.
  • Maplethorpe Ln.

Comment Period Closes for IS/MND for Twin Lakes Church Pilot Recharge Well Project

An Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the District's proposed Pilot Recharge Well (to be located at Twin Lakes Church) is available for review/comment. Comment period is from September 12- October 12.

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Water Main Flushing - Week of September 17th

The mains in the neighborhoods within the bordering streets of Monterey Ave, Kennedy Dr. and Park Ave. will be flushed September 17-21, 2018 with our waste-free flushing unit.