Soquel Creek district to examine water-reuse options

Soquel Creek Water District in California, whose proposed desalination project with City of Santa Cruz was put on hold last year when Santa Cruz backed out, is re-evaluating water-reuse projects and their feasibility.

With state regulations changing on the use and development of recycled water, the distict’s board held a meeting on 4 February 2014 to learn more about recycled water options. Among the presenters at the meeting were Dave Smith, managing director of WateReuse California and Todd Reynolds of Kennedy/Jenks.

The water district and the city of Santa Cruz are both currently recommending voluntary water consumption cuts of 20%, but will shortly be taking a decision on mandatory cutbacks. The water district will also be examining groundwater options in March.