Project Phases:  Public Meeting

Community Informational Meeting on Desal: Understanding Energy and Climate Impacts
December 8, 2011 from 6:00- 8:00 PM
Live Oak School, Santa Cruz

Desal Meeting-Energy

Learn how the City of Santa Cruz and Soquel Creek Water District are evaluating energy requirements and ways to reduce the carbon footprint for the proposed desalination project.

  • A sustainable water supply is critical for our community and recent updated supply and demand projections illustrate a supplemental supply is still vitally needed. 

  • Both agencies are committed to thoroughly studying all potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.

  • Along those lines, reducing energy and greenhouse gases (GHGs) related to desalination are important.

  • Come and learn about scwd2’s process to meet regulatory and community goals for energy efficiency and GHG reduction.

  • Question and Answer Session

Presenters included

Heidi Luckenbach, scwd2 Desalination Program Coordinator

Susie O'Hara, Assistant Engineer, City of Santa Cruz

Todd Reynolds, Senior Engineer, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants

Julia Sorensen, Engineer, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants

Meeting Materials

Future Meetings:

Public Hearing for Draft Environmental Impact Report (2012)

Meetings already held include:

  • Water Conservation- May 2010.  Click Here for more information
  • History of Water Supply Planning- July 2010.  Click Here for more information.
  • Recycled Water: Opportunity and Limitations within Santa Cruz County- September 2010.  Click Here for more information.
  • Understanding Marine Issues and the Environmental Review Process-November 2010. Click Here for more information.  

 If you'd like to learn more, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of this website.

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