A particularly dry winter has led the Santa Cruz Water Commission to recommend a 5 percent reduction in the city’s water demand.
The Santa Cruz City Council has approved the continuation of a contract with an environmental impact desalination consultant. Desalination may serve as a feasible source of water for Santa Cruz, which just experienced its second driest December in history.
The Santa Cruz City Council passed the Climate Adaptation Plan last month, based on research about the city’s vulnerability to climate change and how to mitigate future climate change disasters.
The City Council Chambers served as a forum open to all locals updating them on the integrated water plan. The benefits and risks of a desalinization plant in Santa Cruz were widely examined.
Santa Cruz Water District and Santa Cruz community members weigh in on the possible implications of bringing a desalination plant to Santa Cruz as a supplemental source of water during periods of drought.
In wake of recent budget cuts, UC spending on bottled water raises concerns about the university’s priorities.
City commission reports one of the best rain season in years. But is it enough to reverse the city’s dry spout and forever put a stop to water restrictions?
Douglas Deitch is a candidate in the current race for the Third District Supervisor seat in Santa Cruz against incumbent Neal Coonerty. He has made a platform based on the city’s unsustainable water usage and increased crime. He hopes to win his first race this year, although he has been a candidate for the position since 1995.
In an effort to increase awareness of the need to conserve water, Sarah Finder implements a project in which mock water bills are to be distributed to Crown and Merrill apartments.
A local commission must approve to expand water and sewer services to north campus before construction for expanding the university can begin. If the commission denies approval, it could mean an end to improved campus-city cooperation.