Latest News

Soquel High School Receives Water-Wise Garden Grant

For Immediate Release

April 27, 2018

Contact: Vai Campbell, Communications Specliast
Phone:  831-475-8501 x142

Main Flushing May 22-23

The District will flush the following areas May 22– 23:

The neighborhoods within the bordering streets of Monterey Ave, Kennedy Dr. and Park Ave. will be affected.

Stage 3 Water Shortage Still in Effect Due to Groundwater Overdraft Conditions - May 2018

From last October to March our area received just over 16 inches of rain, which is only 62% of the typical average rainfall. Additionally, the District— in partnership with the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency— received new data this year validating that seawater intrusion is literally “knocking at the front door” of our groundwater supply along our entire coastline, from Pleasure Point to La Selva Beach.

The Impacts of Climate Change - April 2018

Written by:  Dr. Bruce Daniels, Board President

Climate change is a serious issue all over the planet. It also has real impacts right here in our Soquel Creek Water District that must be considered for our water supply planning.

Main Flushing April 9–13

The District will flush the following areas area of Capitola April 9 – April 13. 

Below are the streets that it will be affected:​

  • Capitola Ave. from Hill St. to Beulah Dr.
  • Hill St.
  • Rosedale Ave.
  • Pine St.
  • Plum St.
  • Rosedale Ct.
  • Alma Ln.
  • Carl Ln.
  • Bay Ave. from Capitola Ave. to Rosedale Ave.
  • Burlingame Ave.
  • Del Monte Ave.
  • Pilgrim Dr.

Learning Center to Open at Soquel Creek Water District Office

For Immediate Release

March 13, 2018

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

Main Flushing March 19–30


The District will flush the following areas March 19–30, 2018.

Below are the streets that it will be affected:

  • Riverview Dr.
  • Sunset Dr.
  • Gilroy Dr.
  • Oak St.
  • Center St.
  • Bay Ave.
  • Capitola Ave.

Now Accepting Applications for Public Members of the District's Standing Committees

Standing committees play an important role in our organization by assisting and/or advising the Board in formulating and implementing policy, developing recommendations, and providing oversight and transparency in the District’s business practices. The Board currently has three standing committees that typically meet bi-monthly or quarterly.

Beginning in 2018, the District Standing Committees shall be comprised of two Board members and two public members. Additional public members may be part of a Committee if approved by the Board.

Many Layers of Groundwater Awareness - March 2018

Raising awareness of groundwater is extremely important locally since ALL our water supply in the Santa Cruz Mid-County region comes from a complex groundwater basin comprised of two aquifers, the Purisima Formation and the Aromas Red Sands. Although we, including our hydrologists and others representing  the county, state, and federal  officials, have been studying these aquifers for more than 60 years, our knowledge and understanding of our local groundwater resources is continuously expanding as more data is gathered, water use changes, climate changes, and new wells are drilled.

Main Flushing Feb 26 – March 9

The District will flush the following areas February 26 thru March 9, 2018.

The neighborhood between Fairway Dr. and Hardin Way from Soquel Dr. to Falconer Dr.