Pure Water Soquel - Replenishing Mid-County Groundwater & Preventing Further Seawater Intrusion

Pure Water Soquel is Soquel Creek Water District’s groundwater replenishment and seawater intrusion prevention project.  The Pure Water Soquel Project will use proven water purification technology to clean recycled water, producing safe, high-quality, purified water. That water will replenish the groundwater basin – our sole source of drinking water – to prevent further saltwater contamination and provide a reliable, sustainable, and drought-proof water supply.  

Pure Water Soquel is now under construction – see the links below for more information. 

Project Overview

The what, where, why, when, and cost, plus FAQs, fact sheets, presentations, and videos.   

Construction Updates

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The latest information about the construction of the new recycled water facility on the site of the Santa Cruz Wastewater Treatment Facility, the new Water Purification Center located on Chanticleer, the network of conveyance pipelines, and the seawater intrusion prevention wells. 

Informational Materials

A number of informational materials are available to provide details about Pure Water Soquel, including fact sheets, answers to frequently asked questions, newsletters, presentations and videos.

Other Resources

This webpage provides links to similar projects, related organizations and agencies, and water reuse research and information. 


Review press releases and news articles about Pure Water Soquel.

Reports & Studies

See a selection of Pure Water Soquel and related reports and studies that have been completed. 


The Pure Water Soquel project has received widespread support from community members and officials at the local, state, and federal levels.

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