The month of May means that the spring season is really in full swing! It’s a time of new growth and rejuvenation – and for the Soquel Creek Water District, spring has brought a brand-new website that is streamlined, cleaner, easier to navigate, and designed to better serve our customers.
Launched in May, the new website has the same URL that you used for the old one: www.soquelcreekwater.org. But once you’re there, you’ll see an entirely new look-and-feel, countless major improvements, and more functionality. The new website is hosted by CivicPlus, the leading provider of local government websites.
We’re thrilled to provide this new website, and for you to try it out! One of the first things you may notice is a much more orderly layout and navigation. The new site’s intuitive search functionality and navigation menus make it easy for you to locate whatever it is you may be looking for from the homepage – from the latest news and updates, Board meetings, and conservation tools, to our WaterSmart customer portal, construction information, our Pure Water Soquel project, and much more.
The new website’s dynamic design ensures you can easily navigate and interact with content from any desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet. There’s new calendar functionality to help you stay informed about the scheduling of our public meetings, activities, community events, and other opportunities for engagement. And, you can be sure that this site meets the highest data security standards.
The NotifyMe communication subscription feature allows you to subscribe to receive notifications on only those topics that matter most to you – and you can choose to be notified by email or text message. You’ll also see more self-service forms and documents, and a new Agenda Center allowing for the storing, sharing, and searching of public meetings and agendas.
I’m sure you’ll agree that the new website is a great tool to increase our communications with you, and for you to be more engaged with the District. If you haven’t seen it yet, please be sure to visit www.soquelcreekwater.org soon!
I also want to take this opportunity to let you know that our 2020 Consumer Confidence/Annual Water Quality Report is now available (another reason to check out our new website!). This report presents the results of test data from all of our supply wells that pump groundwater from aquifers in two groundwater geologic formations—the Purisima and Aromas Red Sands Formations.
As water filters into the groundwater basin, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. During the past year, the District tested the groundwater for 181 different constituents, including microbial contaminants, inorganic contaminants, pesticides and herbicides, organic chemical contaminants, and many others. All test samples are collected and reported in accordance with standards and requirements established by the US EPA and the California State Water Resources Control Board. I’m happy to tell you that all the water quality tests showed that our water is in compliance with State and Federal drinking water health standards.
If you’d like all the details of our water quality analysis, see the 2020 Consumer Confidence/ Annual Water Quality Report at www.soquelcreekwater.org/2020CCR.