Water Wisdom

Is it Time To End The Use of “Disposable” Water?

Is it Time To End The Use of “Disposable” Water?

By Melanie Mow Schumacher 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 […]






WaterFlix

WaterFlix

Have You Seen These Water Films? By Melanie Mow Schumacher, PE 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 […]






True or False?

True or False?

By Melanie Mow Schumacher, PE 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 […]






Water Agency Hires Darcy Pruitt

Water Agency Hires Darcy Pruitt

The Regional Water Management Foundation, a subsidiary of the Community Foundation, announces the hire of Darcy Pruitt as senior planner to support the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency, a local collaborative effort created earlier this year. Pruitt will be the lead planner to the groundwater agency in developing its groundwater sustainability plan for the mid-county basin. […]






Soquel’s ‘Pure Water’

Soquel’s ‘Pure Water’

Groundwater Replenishment Project seeks public input By Melanie Mow Schumacher, P.E.: Associate Manager, Special Projects We are dedicating our column this month on Soquel Creek Water District’s Groundwater Replenishment Project, recently named Pure Water Soquel. Evaluation of the project is currently underway. Why do we need a new water supply? The groundwater basin that we […]






Water Conservation from the SqCWD

Water Conservation from the SqCWD

Save Our Water and Our Trees Many District customers have made water conservation a way of life. From collecting shower warm-up water and taking shorter showers, replacing thirsty turf grass with water-wise plants, to installing rainwater collection tanks and greywater systems, our customers have really made a difference! While we greatly appreciate your efforts, we […]






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