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.

What does this mean to you? It depends upon where the property is located.

For properties within the Soquel Creek Water District service area co-located in Unincorporated Santa Cruz County (i.e. Santa Cruz, Opal Cliffs, Soquel, Aptos, La Selva Beach):

For properties within the Soquel Creek Water District service area co-located in the City of Capitola:

  • No action is required. The City of Capitola Ordinance no longer applies in the Soquel Creek Water District service area.
  • NOTE: If you are located in the City of Capitola and you receive water service from the City of Santa Cruz, you are still required to obtain a Water Conservation Certificate from the City of Santa Cruz Water Department.

 Links to County and Capitola City Code:

For questions or concerns contact Roy Sikes, Water Conservation Specialist, (831) 475-8501 extension 146, or by email at roys@soquelcreekwater.org.

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