The Soquel Creek County Water District was founded in 1961 after a local ballot measure was passWorkers in Old Soquel Creek Water Districted to establish the District and elect five directors to carry out the purpose of providing flood control and water conservation services. The District was formed according to the provisions of County Water District Law under Division XII of the California Water Code (Section 30000 et seq.).

The District acquired the Monterey Bay Water Company in 1964 and discontinued flood control services. In 1983, "County" was dropped from the name, and the District became known as Soquel Creek Water District.

Today, the District serves approximately 40,400 customers through 15,800 connections in four service areas within mid-Santa Cruz County solely with groundwater. 90% of our customers are residential.