Water Wisdom

Water’s Impacts on Earth, Humans

Water’s Impacts on Earth, Humans

By Melanie Mow Schumacher Last month my son, who is a freshman at Soquel High School, had to write a persuasive essay for his geography class on his opinion of what has a greater impact: humans on Earth or Earth on humans – with an added emphasis on specifics within Santa Cruz County. I enjoyed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

1 2 3 5