PWS Water Transformed

Pure Water Soquel (PWS) is Soquel Creek Water District's groundwater replenishment and seawater intrusion prevention project. PWS will take highly treated wastewater that would have previously been discharged into the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and purify it using a proven three-step advanced treatment process consisting of microfiltration, reverse osmosis, and ultraviolet light with hydrogen peroxide. This high-quality water will replenish the groundwater basin — our sole source of drinking water— to prevent further saltwater contamination and provide a reliable, sustainable, and drought-proof water supply.

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

View information on current and upcoming construction.

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Beneath the surface

ABOUT PWS

In depth information about the PWS project.

Beneath the Surface: The Journey of Water

The Pure Water Soquel film is one of 16 featured in this series from around the world.

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PWS Education Trailer

THE NEED

PWS will replenish the overdrafted basin, prevent further seawater contamination and provide a reliable, sustainable, and drought-proof water supply.

BOOK THE ED TRAILER

Our award-winning education trailer can come to your group or book your group to go to the trailer. 

PURIFICATION PROCESS

After wastewater is treated at the Santa Cruz Waste Water Facility, it flows to the PWS Water Purification Center where it undergoes a state-of-the-art purification process.

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NEWSROOM

Check out news media coverage related to the PWS.


SUPPORTERS

PWS is supported by environmental groups, businesses, community leaders, community members, and many other local organizations.

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RESOURCES

Learn more about the advanced water purification process, associated research, and water reuse projects.