Pure Water Soquel

14 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Soquel Creek Water District
Document Title
Pure Water Soquel
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
The District proposes an advanced purified groundwater replenishment project - Pure Water Soquel - to supplement natural recharge of the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Basin with purified water. The Pure Water Soquel project would help increase the sustainability of the District's groundwater supply, upon which it currently relies for 100 percent of its water supply, reduce the degree of overdraft conditions in the District's groundwater basin, protect against further seawater intrusion of groundwater aquifers, and promote beneficial reuse by reducing discharge of treated wastewater of the Pacific Ocean. The Project would provide sufficient treatment capacity to offset the groundwater supply impacts attributable to District pumping. The proposed Project facilities include: water treatment facilities; pump stations and pipelines for conveyance of source water, purified water, and brine concentrate; and injection and monitoring wells. The project also includes the potential use of the advanced purified water for landscape irrigation application and redistribution of groundwater pumping form District extraction wells.

Contact Information

Melanie Mow Schumacher
Agency Name
Soquel Creek Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Capitola, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
Capitola Ave & Soquel Drive, Various pipelines, pump stations, wells
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 1, SR 17, SR 9
UPRR, SC Big Trees, Rail Corrido
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
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 Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 5, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type Groundwater Repl)
Local Actions
Water Supply
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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