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.

Stage 3 Water Shortage Still in Effect for Soquel Creek Water District Customers - May 2017

California was hit with storm after storm this winter, effectively ending the drought in much of the state. Areas that rely on surface water fared especially well.  However, not everyone is out of the woods yet. Governor Brown’s recent Executive Order B-40-17, which ends the official drought in most of California, keeps drought restrictions in effect for some areas with overdrafted groundwater basins.

The End of "Disposable" Water? - April 2017

The Santa Cruz County community is a leader in implementing “The Three Rs” – reduce, reuse, recycle. Not only a plastic bag ban, but as of 2017 no plastic straws or stir sticks, and only compostable cups, lids, containers, and cutlery for County food-service establishments.  Our community recognizes the importance of recycling and reducing single-use products that are otherwise discarded.

WATER is another important resource that our community is beginning to embrace as a natural resource that can be beneficially reused and not wasted or discarded.

WaterFlix – Have you seen these water films? - March 2017

This winter – with the relentless stormy days and flu/cold season in full swing – it may be an opportune time to stretch out on the couch, grab a blanket and some popcorn, and watch a movie. How about making your next movie binge all about water? Many people are keenly aware of water-related movies such as “Chinatown” or “Cadillac Desert,” but there are many, many others to choose from. Filmmakers have often utilized the precious resource of water and its importance as a central theme in their storylines – and those stories couldn’t be more timely.

True or False? - February 2017

There’s a lot of talk these days about “fake” news, “alternative facts”, and general mistrust of the media. With multiple sources of news available, it’s important to understand and separate the information from misinformation that we all are bombarded with.  For example, take a look at these recent statements that have been made about mid-county water issues - which ones do you think are true and which ones are false?

Reflecting on 2016 and Leaping into 2017 - January 2017

Happy New Year!  Soquel Creek Water District is proud to be an integral part of the Santa Cruz Mid-County community for over 55 years.  To kick off 2017, we’d like to reflect back on a few of our key moments in 2016: