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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.  

U.S. EPA Announces $88 Million Water Infrastructure Loan for Innovative Water Reuse Project in Soquel, CA

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an $88 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Soquel Creek Water District in California for an innovative water reuse project that will produce safe drinking water by purifying recycled water. The project will also help prevent further seawater intrusion by replenishing the critically stressed aquifer that serves as Soquel’s drinking water source.

2019-20 Community Report Now Available

We are happy to announce the mailing of the 2019-20 Community Report. 

COVID-19 - Wastewater Treatment is Designed to Destroy Virus

You may have heard or read that coronavirus has been detected in raw sewage in communities where the virus is present.

Today’s wastewater treatment systems use multiple, advanced filtration, and disinfection processes to treat the water.  These processes are designed to specifically remove or kill pathogens, including viruses such as the novel coronavirus. It is also known that the coronavirus is particularly susceptible to disinfection.

We’re #InThisTogether - Aptos High School - September 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 is continually monitoring the wildfires in Santa Cruz County

Soquel Creek Water District is continually monitoring the wildfires in Santa Cruz County and coordinating with our neighboring water agencies as needed. We will communicate with our customers if we need to take any actions related to our community's water supply. Our hearts go out to our friends, families, coworkers, colleagues, and all who have been evacuated - and we hope everyone stays safe.  #inthistogether

August is National Water Quality Month! - August 2020

What we do for water quality, and how you can do your part 
 

Every August is National Water Quality Month — an annual opportunity to remind ourselves of the crucial importance of water in our everyday lives and the necessity to protect the quality of our drinking water, our lakes and waterways, and our oceans.  

For this year’s National Water Quality Month, we want to emphasize that a key tenet of the District’s mission is to provide safe, high-quality water to meet our community’s present and future needs.   

We are Hiring!

We are currently hiring for the OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR.

APPLICATION DEADLINE - AUGUST 28, 2020 

Visit our Career Opportunities page to apply. 

The District offers competitive Salary & Benefits: