Facts, Figures, and Maps


Service Area Aptos, La Selva Beach, Opal Cliffs, Rio Del Mar, Seascape, Soquel, and portions of the City of Capitola
Population Over 40,400 residents (as reported to State Water Resources Control Board)
Community We Serve and Support Approximately 18,000 jobs, 22 parks, and 18 schools.
Housing Units 20,924 (in 2015). Projected to be 20,912 in 2020
Service Connections Approximately 14,400 (from 2020-21 budget)
District Personnel 46.8  (FY 19/20)
FY 2019-20 Budget $23.3M
Annual Water Production 3,334 acre-feet (2018)
Sources of Supply 100% Groundwater  (from CA Basin 3-001, Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Basin)
Water Use by Category Approximately 80% residential (single-family and multi-family), and 20% non-residential (commercial, industrial, schools, governmental, landscape irrigation).  We do not have any agricultural accounts.
Average Water Use per Person On average about 50 gallons per day per person
Miles of Pipe in System 167 miles
Number of  Production Groundwater Wells 15 active, 2 standby and 2 inactive
Number of Tanks 18
Number of  Groundwater Monitoring Wells 80

Our Service Area

Our service area encompasses seven miles of shoreline and extends from one to three miles inland into the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains. The city of Capitola is the only incorporated area in the District. Unincorporated communities include Aptos, La Selva Beach, Opal Cliffs, Rio Del Mar, Seascape, and Soquel.

Our District Office

Soquel Creek Water District headquarters are located at 5180 Soquel Dr. Soquel, CA


Our Service Area




Groundwater Basins, Basin Management Areas and District Service Areas