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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.

Community Water Plan Update: Water solution evaluations for the mid-county groundwater basin are underway after more than five years of community effort - June 2018

This is a historical time in our water district’s Community Water Plan history. We are at the cross roads of several water supply and groundwater recharge projects that will help protect our critically overdrafted groundwater aquifers from seawater contamination. For the past 15 years the District has been redistributing our well pumping away from the coast, requiring new construction to pay for conservation measures that save water, and we continue to incentivize water conservation through 14 different conservation rebates.

Soquel Creek Water District will cease tracking and enforcing retrofit on resale

Effective June 1, 2018, the Soquel Creek Water District will cease tracking and enforcing the City of Capitola and County of Santa Cruz Ordinances that require the retrofit of plumbing fixtures that do not meet high-efficiency standards at the time of property sale. What does this mean to you? It depends upon where the property is located.All buildings receiving water from Soquel Creek Water District must be retrofitted with high efficiency plumbing fixtures at the time of sale of the property.

Notification of Road Work on Clubhouse Drive

The Soquel Creek Water District is notifying residents on Clubhouse Drive between St. Andrews Dr. And the lower section of the Seascape Golf Course, and lower Cuesta Drive in Aptos, that road work will occur between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from May 29, 2018 through June 18, 2018 to finish the road surface after completing the recent water main replacement. The current schedule, which is subject to changes with weather, is as follows:

Stripe removal: May 29th - 30th

Slurry seal: June 5th - 7th

Soquel High School Receives Water-Wise Garden Grant

For Immediate Release

April 27, 2018

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

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.