The water chemistry testing of Santa Cruz and Soquel Creek water has been completed. The results indicate that there are no problems mixing surface water from Santa Cruz with groundwater from Soquel Creek’s wells. So, Water Transfers are on!
Meanwhile, the “PureWater Soquel” Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been released and the public can make comments in writing until Wednesday, August 13, 2018.
for the PureWater Soquel Project
Draft EIR Comment Process
Water for Santa Cruz County and Communities United for Better Government will sponsor three public study sessions for the PureWater Soquel Project Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), a plan that would inject treated sewage water into the groundwater drinking supply of MidCounty areas and cost over $183 million. These sessions will be hosted by Becky Steinbruner, of Water for Santa Cruz.
The dates are as follows:
- Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – Aptos Library (7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos), 6–8 p.m.
- Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – Porter Memorial Library (3050 Porter Street, Soquel), 7–9 p.m.
- Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – Aptos Library (7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos), 6–8 p.m.
All sessions are free and open to the public, with a focus on how to evaluate the large document and submit public comment on the Draft EIR. Current Public Comment period closes Monday, August 13, 2018. The document is available at the following public libraries: Aptos, Branciforte, Downtown, Garfield Park, La Selva Beach, Live Oak, and Porter Memorial. It is also available online at www.soquelcreekwater.org/PWS-CEQA
Further information about these study sessions is available at waterforsantacruz.com and by calling Becky Steinbruner at (831) 685-2915.
Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you feel might be interested in attending. We hope to see you at one of these sessions.