Press Releases

Soquel Creek Water District Receives “Operating Budget Excellence Award”

Soquel Creek Water District is proud to announce that it has received the highest honor from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) – an “Operating Budget Excellence Award” for its fiscal year 2016/17 budget.

Soquel Creek Water District Pledges to be a Green Business

The Soquel Creek Water District (District) Board of Directors unanimously adopted resolution 17-01, the Green Business Pledge to become a Green Business under the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program, at the board meeting on January 17th. 

Soquel Creek Water District Assists Other Water Providers Affected by Storms

With the recent storms causing emergency water shortages in the City of Santa Cruz and the Town of Davenport, the Soquel Creek Water District (District) has stepped in to assist both its neighbors. The District is providing up to approximately 1 million gallons per day to Santa Cruz and 50,000 gallons per day to Davenport, as a short-term measure to help ensure continued water service to the people, homes, and businesses in those areas.

Soquel Creek Water District Announces Initiation of Environmental Impact Report Preparation and Public Scoping Meetings for Pure Water Soquel

The formal initiation of the environmental review phase for the Soquel Creek Water District project, Pure Water Soquel, begins today with the release of a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and announcement of public scoping meetings. 

Students Awarded for Water Videos

Students from three area high schools received awards in the 2016 Water Conservation & Pollution Prevention Video Contest. Check out their videos at Green Valley Cinema, Telemundo 23 TV, KION TV and online this summer.

Public Hearing for Urban Water Management Plan

The Urban Water Management Plan 2015 is available for review. The Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) requires that water suppliers ensure adequate supplies for their current and future customers. Supplies and demands must be assessed over a 20-year planning horizon and must consider various water shortages, including short-term water supply emergencies and drought. Soquel Creek Water District will hold a public hearing on the Draft UWMP on June 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz at 7807 Soquel Drive, Aptos.

Shelley Flock Hired as Conservation and Customer Service Field Manager

The Soquel Creek Water District is pleased to announce that Shelley Flock has been selected as the Conservation and Customer Service Field Manager (CCSF).  

Local Water Providers Make it Easy to Find and Fix Leaks

Local water providers are promoting Fix a Leak Week during the week of March 14-20 in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® program.

Soquel Creek Water District Appoints Ron Duncan as General Manager

Soquel Creek Water District’s board of directors appointed Ron Duncan as the agency’s new general manager at their meeting on Tuesday, February 2. Duncan has been serving as the interim general manager since April of 2015.  He has worked for the District for thirteen years, mostly as its conservation and customer service field manager.