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The Importance of Water Infrastructure

The Importance of Water Infrastructure

By Melanie Mow Schumacher Water is vital to America’s economy and our quality of life. In fact, aging infrastructure and years of deferred maintenance is catching up, and the cost of inaction could be severe. A new economic analysis for the “Value of Water Campaign” found that a one-day nationwide disruption in water service would […]



Teaching, Learning & Education

Teaching, Learning & Education

By Michael Watkins, County Superintendent of Schools California’s Educational Resources Crisis Teaching and learning are experiences that shape, or have shaped, all of our lives in one way or another. Nurturing an insecure, or troubled, student to blossom into a resilient and successful learner, or seeing pride in the eyes of a child discovering that […]



A New School Year is Upon Us

A New School Year is Upon Us

By Scott Turnbull, Superintendent Soquel Union Elementary School District “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” — Kofi Annan, 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations ••• August is here and with it comes a new school year. The students in Soquel Union Elementary School District […]



Financial Moves for “Empty Nesters”

Financial Moves for “Empty Nesters”

When your children leave home and you become an “empty nester,” you’ll probably make several adjustments in your lifestyle. But how will your empty nest status affect your financial situation? Everyone’s story is different, involving a range of variables. But here are a few issues to consider: Insurance – If your kids are through school, your […]



SqCWD Open House

SqCWD Open House

Thursday, July 20 from 4:30 – 7 p.m. By Melanie Mow Schumacher, Associate Manager Soquel Creek Water District One of our primary organizational goals at Soquel Creek Water District is community engagement and outreach. This involves fostering relationships and open communication with our customers and the community-at-large through our website, on the phone, at community […]



2016 Consumer Water Report Available Now

2016 Consumer Water Report Available Now

By Melanie Schumacher, Associate Manager Soquel Creek Water District The Soquel Creek Water District is pleased to announce we have completed our 2016 Consumer Confidence/Water Quality Report and it is available on our website at www.soquelcreekwater.org/sites/default/files/documents/Reports/2016wqr.pdf The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) are tasked with establishing drinking […]



Stage 3 Water Shortage Still in Effect

Stage 3 Water Shortage Still in Effect

Soquel Creek Water District Customers Need to Stay Attentive 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 […]



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