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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Pure Water Soquel Receives $26.5 Million in Additional State Funding.

For Immediate Release?

 

Date: October 5, 2022 

Contact Information: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications Manager? 831-475-8501 x153  melanies@soquelcreekwater.org? 

 

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Pure Water Soquel – One of Only 16 Projects Worldwide in ‘Beneath the Surface: The Journey of Water

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Date: September 16, 2022 

Contact Information: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications Manager? 831-475-8501 x153  melanies@soquelcreekwater.org? 

 Pure Water Soque...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Pure Water Soquel “Butterfly” Logo Gains Statewide Recognition, Receives Design Award

For Immediate Release? 

Date: September 6, 2022 

Contact Information: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications Manager?831-475-8501 x153  melanies@soquelcreekwater.org? 

Pure Water Soquel &ldquo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Soquel Creek Water District Awarded $21 Million Federal “WaterSMART” Grant for Pure Water Soquel

For Immediate Release 

August 24, 2022 

Contact: 

Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications Manager Phone: 831-475-8501, ext. 153 Email Melanie Mow Schumacher 

  

Soquel Cree...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Nate Gillespie Hired as Soquel Creek Water District's New Operations & Maintenance Manager

For Immediate Release 

May 12, 2022

Contact Information:Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications Manager 831-475-8501 x153  melanies@soquelcreekwater.org  

Nate Gillespie Hired as Soquel Cr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Soquel Creek Water District Breaks Ground on New Advanced Water Purification Center

For Immediate Release

December 10, 2021 

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications Manager Phone: 831-475-8501 x153 Email:?melanies@soquelcreekwater.org  

 

Soquel Creek Water District Break...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Memorial Garden Honoring Vaidehi Campbell Williams

For Immediate Release

April 28, 2021

Contact:Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501 x153Email Melanie Mow Schumacher 

Memorial Garden Honoring Vaidehi Campbell Williams, Soquel Creek Water District&apo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

District Board Approves Construction Phase for Pure Water Soquel Conveyance

For Immediate Release

March 17, 2021 

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501 x153Email:?melanies@soquelcreekwater.org  

Soquel Creek Water District Board Approves Construction Phase for t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2021

District Helps Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery Create Environmental Education Display

For Immediate Release

January 25, 2021

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone:? 831-475-8501 x153Email:?melanies@soquelcreekwater.org  

Soquel Creek Water District Helps Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discover...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2020

District Swears in First Female Board President

For Immediate Release

December 16, 2020

ContactMelanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications Manager?Phone: 831-475-8501, ext. 153?

Soquel Creek Water District Swears in First Female Board President Rachél Lather??

Soquel, CA (December 16...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

District Receives $88.9 Million Low-Interest Loan

For Immediate Release

October 5, 2020

Contact:Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501, ext. 153Email Melanie Mow Schumacher

Soquel Creek Water District Receives $88.9 Million Low-Interest Loan from U.S. EPA for Pure...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2019

District Awarded $50 Million Prop 1 State Grant

Posted on November 19th, 2019

For Immediate Release

November 19, 2019

Contact

Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501, ext. 153Email Melanie Mow Schumacher

Soquel Creek Water District Awarded $50 Million Prop 1 State ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2019

District Chosen as a Recipient Federal Loan

For Immediate Release

October 22, 2019

Contact:Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501, ext. 153Email Melanie Mow Schumacher

Soquel Creek Water District Chosen as a Recipient for a Federal Low-Interest Loan of $49 M...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Students Awarded for Their Videos about Water-Wise Gardening

For Immediate Release

May 23, 2019

Monterey Bay Area High School Students Awarded for Their Videos about Water-Wise Gardening

May 23, 2019 (Soquel, CA) Nine winners were recognized for their original videos about Water Wise Gardens at the Soquel Cre...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2019

District Showcases Careers in the Water Industry

For Immediate Release

October 8, 2019

Email Traci Hart

Soquel Creek Water District Showcases Careers in the Water Industry During California's Water ProfessionalsAppreciation Week October 5 to 13

Soquel, CA (October 8, 2019 ) In celebration of Califo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2019

District Named One of Bay Area’s Top Workplaces

For Immediate Release

June 24, 2019

Contact

Traci Hart, Human Resources ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501, ext. 131 Email Traci Hart

Soquel Creek Water District Named One of Bay Area's Top Workplaces for 2019

Soquel, CA (June 24, 2019) - Soquel Creek Water District h...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Groundwater Recharge Testing at Mid-County Locations

For Immediate Release

May 15, 2019

ContactSierra RyanPhone: 831-454-3133

The County of Santa Cruz and the Soquel Creek Water District will be conducting groundwater recharge testing at two sites to investigate potential stormwater capture projects.

On May 22n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2019

District Honored With Transparency Certificate

For Immediate Release

May 2, 2019

Contact

Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501, ext. 153Email Melanie Mow Schumacher

Soquel Creek Water District Honored With "Transparency Certificate of Excellence" Gene...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Project Wins 2018 Engineering Achievement Award

For Immediate Release

February 25, 2019

Contacts

Janice Bisgaard, City of Santa Cruz Community Relations SpecialistPhone: 831-420-5166

Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications Manager, Soquel Creek Water DistrictPhone: 831-475-8501, ext. 153

Cit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

District Ceremoniously Breaks Ground on Pilot Well

For Immediate Release

February 8, 2019

Contact

Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501, ext. 153 Email Melanie Mow Schumacher 

Soquel Creek Water District Ceremoniously Breaks Ground on Seawater Intrusion Pr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Environmental Impact Report Certification

For Immediate Release

December 19, 2018

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501 x153

Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors Certifies Final Environmental Impact Report and Approves Its Pure Water So...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2019

Court Rules in Favor of Pure Water Soquel Project

For Immediate Release

November 16, 2019

Contact:Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501 x153Email Melanie 

Court Rules in Favor of Pure Water Soquel Project 

Judge’s Ruling Denies Challenge of Proje...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Community Water Plan Status Update

For Immediate Release

November 30, 2018

Contact: Melanie Mow SchumacherPhone: 831-475-8501 x153Email Melanie

Status Update on Community Water Plan Water Supply Options to be presented to District Board on December 4

Information includes updated cost estimates...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Santa Cruz Water Department & the District Initiate Water Purchase with Joint Pilot Project

For Immediate Release 

November 29, 2018

Contacts:

Eileen Cross, Community Relations SpecialistCity of Santa Cruz, 831.676.7090

Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerSoquel Creek Water District, 831.475.8501 x153

Santa Cruz Wa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Formal Proposal for State Grant

For Immediate Release

November 27, 2018

Contact:Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone:  831-475-8501 x153

Soquel Creek Water District Invited to Submit Formal Proposal for State Grant

Funding Could Support Groundwater R...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Stage 3 Water Shortage Conditions Still in Effect

For Immediate Release

November 7, 2018

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone:  831-475-8501 x153

Soquel Creek Water District Reminds Customers: Stage 3 Water Shortage Conditions Still in Effect

District Impleme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Celebrate Water at the First Annual Water Harvest Festival

For Immediate Release

Celebrate Water at the First Annual Water Harvest Festival

Soquel, CA (October 2, 2018) – Soquel Creek Water District in partnership with the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County and Santa Cruz County Parks invite you to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

District Receives WateReuse Association's 2018 Award of Excellence in Outreach & Education

For Immediate Release

September 20, 2018

Contact: Rebecca Rubin, Public Outreach CoordinatorPhone:  831-475-8501 x118

Soquel Creek Water District Receives WateReuse Association's "2018 Award of Excellence in Outreach & Education"for It...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2018

US Bureau of Reclamation Grant Helps Fund Recycled Water Pilot Study

For Immediate Release

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher,  Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone:  831-475-8501 x153

US Bureau of Reclamation Grant Helps Fund Recycled Water Pilot Study

Pilot testing at Santa Cruz Wastewater Treatment F...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2018

District Awarded Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

For Immediate Release

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Associate Manager-Special ProjectsPhone: 831-475-8501 x153

District Awarded Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

Soquel, CA (July 11, 2018) – Soquel Creek Water District is proud to an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2018

New, Higher Rebates to Help Your Household Use its Greywater

For Immediate Release

Contact: Shelley FlockPhone: 831-475-8501x156

New, Higher Rebates to Help Your Household Use Its Greywater

Save water and money with greywater-to-landscape systems; sign up for greywater workshop

Soquel, CA (July 10, 2018) – The...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2018

District Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed Pure Water Soquel Project

For Immediate Release

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher,  Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone:  831-475-8501 x153

Soquel Creek Water District Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed Pure Water Soquel Project &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Soquel High School Receives Water-Wise Garden Grant

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Soquel High School Receives Water-Wise Garden Grant

Soquel, CA (April 27, 2018) – Soquel Creek Water District has awarded Soquel High School and the agriculture and natural resources program a water-wise garden grant of $2000...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Learning Center to Open at Soquel Creek Water District Office

For Immediate Release

Contact: Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone: 831-475-8501 x153

Learning Center to Open at Soquel Creek Water District Office

Informative Displays and Interactive Tools Highlight Water Challenges & ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2018

Soquel Creek Water District Awarded State Grant of up to $2 Million

For Immediate Release

Contact:Melanie Mow Schumacher, P.E., Special Projects-Communications ManagerPhone:  831-475-8501 x153

Soquel Creek Water District Awarded State Grant of up to $2 Million

Funding will help proposed Pure Water Soquel project pla...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Soquel Creek Water District Certified as a Green Business

The Soquel Creek Water District is proud to announce that it has been officially recognized as a Certified Green Business. This highly-regarded certification was provided through the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program.

The Green Business Program reco...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Soquel Creek Water District Unveils Two New Videos

Short Videos Offer Overviews of Community Water Plan, Proposed Pure Water Soquel Project

At the November 7, 2017, Board of Directors' meeting, the District unveiled two new educational/public outreach videos. These videos, along with other public ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Winners Announced in "Imagine a Day Without Water" Poster Contest

Winning Artwork to be Displayed at October 12 and October 20 Events

The Soquel Creek Water District, San Lorenzo Valley Water District, City of Santa Cruz, City of Watsonville and the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County congratulates the wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Santa Cruz County Water and Environmental Agencies Sponsor Poster Contest

As part of a national campaign to help raise awareness about the critical importance of water to our everyday lives, water and environmental agencies in Santa Cruz County are sponsoring an "Imagine a Day Without Water" poster contest for local r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Soquel Creek Water District Temporarily Discontinues Use of One Well

As of July 21, Soquel Creek Water District (District) has temporarily discontinued use of its Country Club well as staff explores a permanent treatment process for this well to comply with new state regulations for 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP) in drinking...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Soquel Creek Water District Invites Community to Informative Open House

The Soquel Creek Water District (District) is opening its doors for a special Open House event and the entire community is invited. A highlight will be the unveiling of the District's newest addition to its public outreach program: a mobile educa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2017

Soquel Creek Water District Releases Revised Notice of Preparation for the Pure Water Soquel Project

Soquel Creek Water District has released a revised Notice of Preparation (NOP) for an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for its project, Pure Water Soquel. The Pure Water Soquel Project is comprised of various facilities and pipelines including: an advanc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Soquel Creek Water District Recently Recognized with Two Transparency Awards

The Soquel Creek Water District (District) has recently received two awards recognizing the agency's transparency and commitment of being open and accessible with information to the public.

On April 24, the California Special District Leadership F...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Presentation of Winning Videos from County-Wide Save Water & Pollution Prevention Video Contest

The third annual student-made video contest was organized and sponsored by member agencies with the Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County (WCC), and the water pollution prevention programs from the County of Santa Cruz, the City of Watsonville...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Soquel Creek Water District Removes Option of Treating Raw Wastewater

Pure Water Soquel Project to Focus on Obtaining Treated Water for Proposed Advanced Water Purification Facility

At its March 7th meeting the Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors voted to remove the option of using untreated wastewater as a source...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2017

Soquel Creek Water District Receives "Operating Budget Excellence Award"

District's second award this year recognizes budgetary excellence

Soquel Creek Water District is proud to announce that it has received the highest honor from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) - an "Operating Budget...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2017

Soquel Creek Water District Pledges to be a Green Business

The Soquel Creek Water District (District) Board of Directors unanimously adopted resolution 17-01, the Green Business Pledge to become a Green Business under the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program, at the board meeting on January 17th.

The Monterey ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Soquel Creek Water District Assists Other Water Providers Affected by Storms

With the recent storms causing emergency water shortages in the City of Santa Cruz and the Town of Davenport, the Soquel Creek Water District (District) has stepped in to assist both its neighbors. The District is providing up to approximately 1 million g...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2016

Soquel Creek Water District Extends its Public Scoping Period to Thursday, January 5, 2017

The District is currently evaluating a project, Pure Water Soquel, that would involve treating municipal wastewater with advanced purification methods and replenishing the groundwater basin with purified water to help address critical overdraft conditions...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2016

Soquel Creek Water District Announces Initiation of Environmental Impact Report Preparation

The formal initiation of the environmental review phase for the Soquel Creek Water District project, Pure Water Soquel, begins today with the release of a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and announcement of public scopi...

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