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.

For the Love of…Books on Water - February 2019

February… it’s the month we celebrate love and it’s still wintertime so you may be cuddled up with a book, perhaps under a blanket, and by the fire.  In the spirit of this column being about WATER— I want to share a quick overview of some critically-acclaimed books about water — ranging from the struggles of water security, to the history and future of water systems, to amusing and educational children’s books.   

Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water (1986; revised in 1992) by Marc Reisner

Our New Year’s Resolution: Recharge and Replenishment - January 2019

The Soquel Creek Water District’s New Year’s resolution for 2019 - and beyond - is recharge and replenishment of our groundwater supply. How do we plan to keep this resolution? With several exciting projects and strategies that are part of our Community Water Plan, and its overarching aim of preventing seawater intrusion into the community’s water supply.

Water Success in 2018 - December 2018

By Dr. Bruce Daniels, 2018 President, Board of Directors

Soquel Creek Water District has made great progress in the last year in some major goals: To deliver safe, high-quality water to our customers 365 days a year, 24 hours a day in a fiscally responsible manner while evaluating new sustainable water supplies to stave off salt water intrusion.

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.