Soquel Creek Water District Well Master Plan

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Soquel Creek Water District
Document Title
Soquel Creek Water District Well Master Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
O'Neill Ranch- currently undeveloped/Community Commercial zoning designations. Cunnison Lane - currently undeveloped/Single-Family Residential zoning designation Austrian Way - water supply facility/Residential Agriculture zoning designation Granite Wat-Aptos Village - currently undeveloped/Community Commercial zoning designation Polo Grounds- parks and recreation/Park zoning designation.
Document Description
The Soquel Creek Water District (SqCWD) proposes to implement the Well Master Plan (WMP) project to improve redundancy and flexibility in the SqCWD's water production and distribution system while redistributing pumping away from coastal and depressed groundwater areas. The WMP proposes a phased approach for adding five groundwater production wells to the SqCWD system. Four new municipal production wells are proposed at the O'Neil Ranch Well site (Soquel Drive and 41st Avenue in Soquel); Cunnison Lane Well site (Cunnision Lane, north of Soquel Drive in Soquel); Austrian Way Well site (Austrian Way and Jennifer Way in Aptos); and Granite Way-Aptos Village Well Site (Granite Way and Village Drive in Aptos). The WMP also proposes converting an existing irrigation well at Polo Grounds Regional park (between North Polo Drive and South Polo Drive in Aptos) to a municipal well. Auxiliary improvements related to the five proposed wells include new pipelines and water treatment facilities.The SqCWD also proposes to abandon and destroy one deteriorating production well, and remove two existing production wells from service and maintain those wells as inactive wells. Implementation of the WMP would not increase groundwater pumping, but would allow SqCWD to redistribute groundwater pumping to achieve more uniform drawdown, reduce susceptibility to seawater intrusion, and minimize localized pumping depression. Implementation of the WMP would likely occur over a five-year period, with one new well constructed each year.

Contact Information

Laura Brown
Agency Name
Soquel Creek Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
41st Ave/Soquel Dr; Cunnison Ln/Soquel Dr; Austrian Wy & Jennifer Dr; Granite Wy & Village Dr...
Total Acres
Parcel #
03-034-110, 37-10-168, 04-046-106, 04-101-120, 04-120-104
State Highways
Hwy 1 & 17
Santa Cruz
Soquel High, Aptos High, Soquel Elem, Valencia Elem
Soquel Creek, Aptos Creek, Valencia Creek, Noble Gulch
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Soquel, Aptos
Other Information
Cross streets Continued: North Pole Drive & South Pole Drive. Lat/Long cont. 36-59-27.7434/121-56-33.252, 36-59-33.2154/121-54-39.8874, 36-58-47.796/121-54-8.208, 36-58-59.554/121-52-30.9354.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type Wells&treatment, MGD 1.6)
Local Actions
Water Supply Facilities
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)

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