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Water Solutions for Santa Cruz County

Welcome to Water Solutions for Santa Cruz County.  This website is dedicated finding the best solutions to insure a safe, sustainable supply of water for all residents.  I have included six, (6), plans, which are:

The Regional Water Authority Plan: Create a Special District which would function similar to the Santa Clara Valley Water District to manage ground water levels, recycled water and reservoirs. Call it the Santa Cruz County Water Distrct.

The Recycle Plan: Building an Advanced Recycle Treatment Plant and connecting pipelines from Santa Cruz to Watsonville supplying water to injection wells and irrigation services.


The Storm Aquarries Plan: Collecting high storm flows and storing and treating the water at the abandoned sand quarries between Felton and Scotts Valley.


The Conservation Accounts Plan: High incentives for homeowners to install and pay for conservation improvements on their properties.

The Reservoirs Plan: Construct a reservoir in each Supervisoral District which would function, and be similar to District 5's Loch Lomond.

The Water Skate Parks Plan: Construct storm water dam, similar to the storm aquarry plan, but treat the water to potable degree and store into distribution system storage tanks or concrete reservoirs. This facility would be open as a skateboard park outside of the rain season.

Criteria used for best design are:

Environmental Harm- (Minimize).
Cost- (Minimize). 
Effectiveness- (Maximize).
Economic Benefits- (Maximize).
Recreational Opportunities- (Maximize).

Any comments or criticisms are very, very, welcomed.  Please submit to: bill@billsmallman.com.   This brainstorming has helped a tremendous amount to develop what you see here today.  In addition, if you support the development of these plans, please contact your representatives. 

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