Responses to Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Report, Pure Water Soquel: Groundwater Replenishment and Seawater Intrusion Prevention

The public review period for the Pure Water Soquel: Groundwater Replenishment and Seawater Intrusion Prevention (Project) Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was held June 29 through August 13, 2018. Soquel Creek Water District (District) received five comment letters from public agencies, seven from non-governmental organizations, and 95 from individual members of the public. In addition, the District received oral comments from eight members of the public.

A Responses to Comments document for the above-referenced project has been prepared and is available for review on Soquel Creek Water District’s website at:

This document, along with the Draft EIR, will be before the Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors as the Final EIR on December 18, 2018 for consideration of certification and potential Project approval.

Interested parties may contact the District and express an opinion on the Responses to Comments document or the Board’s consideration of Final EIR certification and Project approval in writing (at 5180 Soquel Drive, Soquel, CA 95073 or by email at or at the December 18, 2018 Board meeting. It should be noted, however, that the Board is not required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to conduct a hearing to receive comments on the Responses to Comments but will be taking oral and written comments on all agendized items at Board meetings.

If you have any questions concerning the Draft EIR, Responses to Comments document, or the environmental review process, please contact Melanie Mow Schumacher at

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