Aptos Village Meeting on April 22

The Aptos Village Meeting on April 22 was held at the Rio Sands Hotel by the Rio del Mar Beach.  It was standing room only, with the room full to its limit, an estimated 150 people. The meeting was headed by 2nd District Supervisor Zach Friend and Mary Gourlay with Barry Swenson Builder. Extensive information was […]

Aquifer Overdraft Not So Bad

According to a new article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the Soquel Creek aquifer overdraft is apparently not as bad as has been previously reported. As a result of the district’s declaration of a groundwater emergency, a peer reviewed study was prepared by Todd Groundwater in Alameda, a consulting firm specializing in the planning, development, […]

Water Rationing, Rate Increases Coming Soon

The Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting that the Soquel Creek Water District board of directors “came to a consensus” as to how much rationing customers will be faced with this summer. According to the article, single-family homes will be limited to 70-80 gallons per day; multi-family homes (which presumably includes condominiums) will see a lower […]

Aptos Residents face water rate hikes

The Soquel Creek Water District has been over-pumping water from the Soquel-Aptos groundwater basin, and as a consequence, the water supply is threatened by salt water intrusion.  Pumping needs to be cut back immediately by at least 35%, and that is going to have a significant impact on customers.  This shortfall will have to be […]