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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.

Changes to your water rates - September 2018

In response to a court decision in Jon S. Cole v. Soquel Creek Water District, the District will no longer be charging Tier 2 water rates effective July 1, 2018.  All water previously used under Tier 2 will be charged at the Tier 1 rate.  Tier 3 and Tier 4 rates remain in effect.  The new Tier 1 limit for single-family residential customers will be 7.99 units, and the new Tier 1 limit for multi-family residential customers will be 5.99 units.  The uniform rate for commercial and irrigation customers has decreased to $9.77 per unit.

Fall is Coming, and it’s a Great Time to Plant!

Soquel Creek Water District offers fall planting tips and ways to save water and money


It’s not too early to think about what to do with your garden and landscaping this fall!

Many people think of spring as the prime planting period, but here are some great reasons – well-known to many home gardeners – that fall is really the perfect time to plant:

August 13 is Close of Draft EIR Comment Period

In accordance with the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Pure Water Soquel Project (Project) has been prepared. The Project is comprised of various facilities and pipelines, including: an advanced water purification system; pipelines for conveyance of source water, brine, and purified water; and groundwater recharge wells.

What Are Some Things We Just Can’t Live Without? - August 2018

Spoiler Alert: A high-quality, reliable, sustainable water supply is one of them!

When you get right down to it, there are just two basic things that humans can’t live without: water and food. Providing one of those (We can’t live without water!) is what the Soquel Creek Water District is all about!

US Bureau of Reclamation Grant Helps Fund Recycled Water Pilot Study

For Immediate Release

August 2, 2018

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

District Awarded Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

For Immediate Release

July 11, 2018

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

New, Higher Rebates to Help Your Household Use its Greywater

For Immediate Release

July 10, 2018

Contact: Shelley Flock
Phone: 831-475-8501x156

Nature Offers Lessons for Water Supply Resiliency – July 2018

When it comes to the effective management of our groundwater resources, the Soquel Creek Water District’s goals are simple: keep our water supply safe, keep it reliable, and keep it sustainable. To be successful in this, we must be flexible and adapt to changing circumstances, build-in redundancies to our systems, and understand the variety of scenarios we may face, in order to plan effectively and ensure a resilient water supply for the generations to come.