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Online Reports!!!

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The Water Department is pleased to offer a large number of its reports and publications online.

Water Supply Advisory Committee Agreements and Recommendations, Oct 2015

To see the full report, click here.

Water Planning

Water Supply Assessment - General Plan 2030, March 2011


 Integrated Water Plan

• Integrated Water Plan, June 2003 
• Integrated Water Plan Draft EIR, June 2005 
• Integrated Water Plan Final EIR, Response to Comments, October 2005 
Evaluation of Regional Water Supply Alternatives, March 2002
Water Curtailment Study Final Report, February 2001
Alternative Water Supply Study, November 2000
Water Supply Alternatives Study, January 1994
Water Demand Modeling & Analysis Final Report, February 2010  

Water Supply

The FINAL Desalination Feasibility Update Review can be found here.

The Santa Cruz Regional Recycled Water Facilities Planning Study is available in three files; the main body, the appendices, and meeting materials.

Draft Habitat Conservation Plan - Conservation Strategy for Steelhead and Coho Salmon, August 2011
The 2009 Water Shortage Report - An Evaluation of Water Management Strategies, Actions, and Results, December 2010
Water Shortage Contingency Plan, March 2009
Adequacy of Muncipal Water Supplies to Support Future Development, March 2004

Water Conservation

Water Conservation Master Plan January 2017 

Water Conservation Plan, February 2000

Water Quality

Water Quality Assessment - City of Santa Cruz Water Department and Soquel Creek Water District: Bench-Scale Testing, 2018

2018 Watershed Sanitary Survey Update

Graham Hill Water Treatment Plant Source Water Quality Monitoring Study, Feb 2019, Updated October 2019

Graham Hill Water Treatment Plant Source Water Quality Monitoring Study, Feb 2018

Consumer Confidence Report, 2019

Consumer Confidence Report, 2018 

Consumer Confidence Report, 2017

Watershed Sanitary Survey for the San Lorenzo Valley and North Coast Watersheds, March 2007

 SCMU Review --for the Fall 2019 issue, click here.

Many of the reports listed above are available for public review at the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Downtown Branch, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz, California.