Water Wisdom

The Soquel Creek Water District runs a monthly column called "Water Wisdom" in the Aptos Times and the Capitola/Soquel Times.  "Water Wisdom" is designed to deliver insightful perspectives on managing water.

District Making Strides Toward Obtaining New Water Sources - November 2018

As many of you know, the groundwater basin in the Santa Cruz Mid-County area is plagued with seawater intrusion at the coastline and its threat of moving further inland toward our drinking water wells is scarier than all the Halloween horror movies out there.   However, the seawater intrusion horror has come to haunt most of the populated coastal regions of the world that rely on groundwater for drinking water.

Soquel Creek Water District Receives ‘2018 Award of Excellence in Outreach and Education’ Award for its Mobile Educational Trailer - October 2018

The Soquel Creek Water District has proudly received a significant honor from the National WateReuse Association: the 2018 Award of Excellence for Outreach and Education, in recognition of the District’s Pure Water Soquel Mobile Educational Trailer. This annual award was presented during the 33rd Annual WateReuse Symposium in Austin, Texas which recognizes agencies, individuals, and projects that are making significant contributions in increasing knowledge, awareness, and research of recycled water and beneficial reuse. 

Fall is Coming, and it’s a Great Time to Plant! - September 2018

Soquel Creek Water District offers fall planting tips and ways to save water and money


It’s not too early to think about what to do with your garden and landscaping this fall!

Many people think of spring as the prime planting period, but here are some great reasons – well-known to many home gardeners – that fall is really the perfect time to plant:

What Are Some Things We Just Can’t Live Without? - August 2018

Spoiler Alert: A high-quality, reliable, sustainable water supply is one of them!

When you get right down to it, there are just two basic things that humans can’t live without: water and food. Providing one of those (We can’t live without water!) is what the Soquel Creek Water District is all about!

Nature Offers Lessons for Water Supply Resiliency – July 2018

When it comes to the effective management of our groundwater resources, the Soquel Creek Water District’s goals are simple: keep our water supply safe, keep it reliable, and keep it sustainable. To be successful in this, we must be flexible and adapt to changing circumstances, build-in redundancies to our systems, and understand the variety of scenarios we may face, in order to plan effectively and ensure a resilient water supply for the generations to come.