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Celebrate Water at the Water Harvest Festival & Water Bills Pay for Groundwater Protection and the Water System - September 2019

Celebrate Water at the Water Harvest Festival

Planning is under way for the second annual Water Harvest Festival that will be held on October 20th from 11-3pm at Anna Jean Cummings Park, also known as Blue Ball Park in Soquel. This will be a fun family oriented festival to celebrate our local water resources. Companies and environmental organizations will come together to share their knowledge and resources with engaging activity tents and interactive displays about water.

Apply Now for the Water Wise Academy

Soquel Creek Water District is offering a free, three-session Water Wise Academy this Fall! We've created an engaging program where participants can: 

Save Water and Money by Maintaining Your Irrigation System - August 2019

Irrigation systems help us control the timing, volume and duration of water applied to our landscapes. When these systems are designed and maintained properly, they save you, water, time, and money and help you keep a beautiful, efficiently, and easily watered landscape. 

Even though irrigation systems may run themselves, they cannot maintain themselves! Regular monitoring and inspecting are key! Did you know that irrigation issues are in the top three causes of water leaks? A lot can go wrong and quickly.

District Releases RFQs for Treatment Project and Operations and Maintenance Services for Pure Water Soquel

August 9, 2019

Soquel Creek Water District released today two Request for Qualifications (RFQs) for its Pure Water Soquel Program, one for progressive design build services for the Treatment Project and the other for operations and maintenance of the Treatment Project.

Progressive Design Build Services for Treatment Project

Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan Released

The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency will be presenting the Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan to the MGA Board on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Soquel Creek Water District Named One of Bay Area’s Top Workplaces for 2019

Soquel Creek Water District has been recognized as one of 85 Top Workplaces in 2019 by The Bay Area News Group. This is the District’s first time on the list. The annual award is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous, third-party survey.

Draft Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Sustainability Plan to be released in July - June 2019

California has over 500 groundwater basins and only 21 are classified as “high-priority basins in critical overdraft.” The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Basin is one of these 21 basins.

What Does Critical Overdraft Mean?

In the Santa Cruz Mid-County, critical overdraft means our freshwater supply is threatened by active seawater contamination at the coast and a locally developed Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) must be in place by January 31, 2020 that addresses how to achieve a sustainable basin by 2040.

Monterey Bay Area High School Students Awarded for Their Videos about Water-Wise Gardening

Nine winners were recognized for their original videos about Water Wise Gardens at the Soquel Creek Water District Board Meeting on May 21, 2019. There will be other recognition ceremonies for the winning videos in late June in Carmel, Scotts Valley and Watsonville. The fifth annual student-made video contest this year was organized by the Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County (WCC), and the Monterey County Water Awareness Committee (WAC). Over 90 videos were submitted from the following high schools in the Monterey Bay area: Aptos, Carmel, Gonzales, Pajaro Valley, Scotts Valley and Watsonville High School! 

District releases RFQ for Progressive Design Build Services for the Conveyance Project of Pure Water Soquel

A two-step procurement approach for the Conveyance Project of Pure Water Soquel Program has been initiated with this issuance of a request for qualifications (RFQ) for progressive design build services.   The new conveyance included in this solicitation is for the design and construction of:

Groundwater Recharge Testing at Mid-County Locations

The County of Santa Cruz and the Soquel Creek Water District will be conducting groundwater recharge testing at two sites to investigate potential stormwater capture projects.