Volume 10, Issue 2
In This Issue
2022 Consumer Confidence Report Available

This report (CCR), assembled annually, describes the results of the water testing we conduct as required by State and Federal regulations. We are pleased to report that once again, your tap water met all U.S. EPA and State drinking water health standards. If you would like to receive a paper or emailed copy of the report please contact us. You can find the PDF report on our website here: CCR 2022

Outdoor Summer Spaces

As you get ready to enjoy the outdoors this summer, here are some things to make your yard more sustainable, fire resistant, and use less water. Use organic mulch to reduce weeds, promote healthy soil, and save water. Replace your old watering system with a “Smart” system, and/or use a soil moisture meter to prevent over/under watering. Check your watering system regularly. Want more tips? Read More

Faucets, Aerators, and Shower Heads! Oh My!

A showerhead that leaks 10 drips per minute can waste more than 500 gallons of water a year! Replacing old, inefficient faucets, aerators, and shower heads with WaterSense labeled models can save the average family over 700 gallons of water per year, equal to the amount of water needed to take 40 showers. Read More

The State of Water in Santa Cruz

While other parts of California benefit from snowfall in the Sierras and federal and state water projects, here in Santa Cruz County we rely on surface water and groundwater stored in reservoirs, rivers and streams. Here at PureSource we rely on groundwater for all our water. Though the Governor kept in place the drought state of emergency for all counties, he did take action to ease drought-related restrictions. He also ended his voluntary call, announced in July 2021, for Californians to achieve a 15 percent water conservation target. However, the Governor’s Executive Order still bans wasteful water uses.
So, for all Californians, the following prohibitions on wasteful water uses remain in effect:

  • No watering decorative grass on public medians
  • No outdoor watering that lets water run onto sidewalks or other areas
  • No outdoor watering within 48 hours after at least 1/4 inch of rainfall

See four more prohibitions, and guidelines for recommended water usage levels. Read More


Check out this month’s Fun Corner. Your water-themed crossword is here! Read More