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.

Partnering is the “New Norm” in our Local Water World - August 2016

The mission of providing reliable services in a cost-effective and environmentally sensitive manner is now prevalent amongst most public agencies and collaboration is a key ingredient.  No longer are agencies bound by their jurisdictional boundaries, the “new norm” is collaboration, sharing of resources, and creating mutually beneficial partnerships.  When the Soquel Creek Water District adopted its action-oriented Community Water Plan (CWP) in 2015, the community provided input on three primary components: (1) promoting water conservation, (2) being proactive with groundwater management, a

Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors Approves Priority Based Budget for FY 2016-2017 - July 2016

Each month we run a dedicated column in the Aptos Times and Capitola/Soquel Times pertaining to Mid-County water supply issues. This is our July 2016 Column.

The 2015 Consumer Confidence/Water Quality Report is Available Now - June 2016

The Soquel Creek Water District is pleased to announce that we have completed our 2015 Consumer Confidence/Water Quality Report and that it is available on our website at under Water Quality. 

Water-Smart Gardening Website Highlights Native and Low Water Use Plants - May 2016

Helping our customers with water conservation is an essential part of what we do at the Soquel Creek Water District.  A lot of water savings can be achieved through changes inside our homes, but a significant amount of residential water consumption is related to outdoor water use.  Big landscaping changes, however, can be both time consuming and expensive, so we are constantly working to provide our customers with rebates, information, and technical assistance that will help them make the transition to more water efficient landscaping.  In that spirit, this month’s Water Wisdom focuses on a

Say Hello to the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency - April 2016

A new player just joined the local water scene, and it goes by a name you probably haven’t heard much yet: the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA).  While everyone in Santa Cruz County was swept up in the Water Supply Advisory Committee (WSAC) process in the City of Santa Cruz and the re-evaluation of supplemental water supplies in the Soquel Creek Water District, something very big happened at the state level that turned those agency-specific efforts into small pieces of a much l