Save Soquel Creek aquifer with clean-water injection
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Salt-water intrusion is threatening the Soquel Creek Water District water supply. Coastal wells are being abandoned because of salt. The newest well draws from 700 feet below sealevel. The water district proposes fresh-water injection of highly treated waste water into coastal wells to block the flow of salt water.
Last-stage treatment of waste water is an excellent way to save the Soquel Creek Water District aquifer from salt-water intrusion. Water that is nearly drinkable already will be pumped from Santa Cruz, end-stage treated and injected into the ground to counter the overpumping that is drawing down the water table. It is a sensible solution and relatively inexpensive. The people opposing it are misrepresenting it as a sewage-treatment plant, which it is NOT. It will not smell or interfere with local quality of life. And it is essential to maintain long-term production of water in the District.
By signing this petition we urge the water district board to proceed with the water-injection plan.
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