Water News

2017 Consumer Confidence Report

The annual water quality report shows that Scotts Valley Water District's water met all State and Federal primary drinking water standards.The report contains infromation on source water quality and  explains how the water is treated and tested to ensure that it is always safe and refreshing to drink.

Stage 1 Water Supply Conditions

Think Twice Water Three Times A Week

The District  has established a Stage 1 Water Supply Condition for the remainder of the 2018 water year, September 30, 2018.
Our customers are asked to maintain efficient use of water and reduce water waste by watering no more than three days per week; making small retrofits that earn you rebates; contacting us for free water efficiency house calls and devices and reporting irrigation runoff or overwatering.

The target of the Stage 1 Water Supply Condition is to maintain 2017 water-use levels.  Thank you!

Recycled Water Fill Station open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays

Scotts Valley City residents and/or District customers can pick up to free recycled water for landscape irrigation, and to wash cars, outdoor furniture, and hard surfaces (paths, walls, windows).  Recycled water is wastewater that has been purified through multiple treatment processes to a level that meets California Department of Public Health standards.

$1 MILLION Grant Recommended for Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency by CA Department of Water Resources

Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency

Grant will fund plan for sustainability of groundwater basin that supplies water to residents and businesses in the San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley and adjacent areas.

The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency (SMGWA) today announced the California Department of Water Resources has recommended a $1 million matching grant to help fund development of a state-mandated groundwater sustainability plan. Funding for the grant comes from Proposition 1, passed by California voters in 2014. Before funding is finalized, a public comment period will be open until February 21, at 5:00 p.m.


The District announced today it is making progress with the well replacement project started after the District’s top-performing well unexpectedly collapsed in August 2017 after 25 years of service.
Crews from Pacific Coast Drilling reached final depth for the new well — just under 1,500 feet — drilling and well construction are now complete with test pumping scheduled to begin January 29. Next, infrastructure work that includes piping, electrical service, and pump controls is expected to be completed by the end of March.
Well 7A, located at the Orchard Run Treatment Facility, sustained a cave-in of a well column at approximately 900 feet underground. Repair of the well was determined to be impossible. Well 7A was the District’s top-producing well, providing 30-40 percent of the District’s potable water. To meet water demands while the replacement well is under construction, the District increase production from its other wells and encouraged customers to make water-efficient choices.