Water Wisdom

Maintaining Irrigation Systems to Save Water & Money

Maintaining Irrigation Systems to Save Water & Money

By Vaidehi Campbell and Rebecca Rubin Irrigation systems help us control the timing, volume and duration of water applied to our landscapes. When these systems are designed and maintained properly, they save you, water, time, and money and help you keep a beautiful, efficiently, and easily watered landscape. Even though irrigation systems may run themselves, […]

Groundwater Sustainability Plan to be Released in July

Groundwater Sustainability Plan to be Released in July

By Melanie Mow Schumacher California has over 500 groundwater basins and only 21 are classified as “high-priority basins in critical overdraft.” The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Basin is one of these 21 basins. What Does Critical Overdraft Mean? In the Santa Cruz Mid-County, critical overdraft means our freshwater supply is threatened by active seawater contamination […]

For the Love of … Books on Water

For the Love of … Books on Water

by Melanie Mow Schumacher, Soquel Creek Water District February —  it’s the month we celebrate love and it’s still wintertime so you may be cuddled up with a book, perhaps under a blanket, and by the fire. In the spirit of this column being about water I want to share a quick overview of some […]

Our New Year’s Resolution: Recharge and Replenishment

Our New Year’s Resolution: Recharge and Replenishment

By Melanie Mow Schumacher The Soquel Creek Water District’s New Year’s resolution for 2019 — and beyond — is recharge and replenishment of our groundwater supply. How do we plan to keep this resolution? With several exciting projects and strategies that are part of our Community Water Plan, and its overarching aim of preventing seawater […]

Water Success in 2018

Water Success in 2018

Dr. Bruce Daniels, 2018 President, Board of Directors Soquel Creek Water District has made great progress in the last year in some major goals: To deliver safe, high-quality water to our customers 365 days a year, 24 hours a day in a fiscally responsible manner while evaluating new sustainable water supplies to stave off salt […]

SCWD Mobile Educational Trailer

SCWD Mobile Educational Trailer

District Receives “2018 Award of Excellence in Outreach and Education” Award The Soquel Creek Water District has proudly received a significant honor from the National WateReuse Association: the 2018 Award of Excellence for Outreach and Education, in recognition of the District’s Pure Water Soquel Mobile Educational Trailer. This annual award was presented during the 33rd […]

Fall is Coming: It’s a Great Time to Plant!

Fall is Coming: It’s a Great Time to Plant!

By Melanie Schumacher Soquel Creek Water District offers fall planting tips and ways to save water and money. It’s not too early to think about what to do with your garden and landscaping this fall! Many people think of spring as the prime planting period, but here are some great reasons – well known to many […]

How can we fight a drought?

How can we fight a drought?

Find a High-Quality, Reliable, Sustainable Water Supply By Melanie Schumacher When you get right down to it, there are just two basic things that humans can’t live without: water and food. Providing one of those (We can’t live without water!) is what the Soquel Creek Water District is all about! Water is the most precious […]

Nature Offers Lessons for Water Supply Resiliency

Nature Offers Lessons for Water Supply Resiliency

By Melanie Schumacher When it comes to the effective management of our groundwater resources, the Soquel Creek Water District’s goals are simple: keep our water supply safe, keep it reliable, and keep it sustainable. To be successful in this, we must be flexible and adapt to changing circumstances, build-in redundancies to our systems, and understand […]

Community Water Plan Update: June 2018

Community Water Plan Update: June 2018

Water Solution Evaluations are Underway After More Than Five Years of Community Effort By Melanie Mow Schumacher This is a historical time in our water district’s Community Water Plan history. We are at the cross roads of several water supply and groundwater recharge projects that will help protect our critically overdrafted groundwater aquifers from seawater […]

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