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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.

Soquel Creek Water District Awarded State Grant of up to $2 Million

Soquel Creek Water District Awarded State Grant of up to $2 Million. Funding will help proposed Pure Water Soquel project planning and evaluation efforts.

District Receives $2 Million Dollar Planning Grant for Pure Water Soquel Project - February 2018

by: Melanie Mow Schumacher, P.E., Special Projects-Communications Manager

January brought the Soquel Creek Water District some very exciting news from the California State Water Resources Control Board! We’ve been awarded a grant under the state’s Proposition 1 funding program for up to $2 million dollars to further evaluate our proposed groundwater replenishment project, Pure Water Soquel.

A Productive Year, a Positive Future - December 2017/January 2018

by: Dr. Tom LaHue, Vice-President, Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors