In observance of the Good Friday holiday, the Scotts Valley Water District will close at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018.
Scotts Valley Water District is currently recruiting for a Water Facilities Worker (Temporary)
This is a temporary non-benefitted position that is not linked to any regular positions of the same name. The work schedule is 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and is limited to a total of 999 hours in a fiscal year.
Salary Range: $18.00 - $22.00 hourly
Posted: February 9, 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled, Apply Immediately
A district application is required. Click here to download a District Application or pick up in person at the District Office, 2 Civic Center Drive. Submit materials by email firstname.lastname@example.org or in person.
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.
Want to join an agile team that innovates and delivers vital services on behalf of a supportive community? Scotts Valley Water District is a high performance organization with a vision of converting problems to solutions. We nurture collaboration, strive for efficiencies and look for people who want to make a difference.
Career Opportunity: Finance and Customer Service Manager
The Finance and Customer Service Manager effectively plans, organizes and supervises the day-to-day operations of the finance, accounting, payroll, utility billing and customer service functions of the District. This is an executive level at-will exempt position that provides leadership and maintains oversight of diverse and complex functions related to financial and customer service activities.
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.
Topics will include Groundwater Hydrology, Santa Margarita Groundwater Basin, and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
More information can be obtained by visiting the News page on the Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency website: http://smgwa.org/news/
The SVWD Board of Directors will meet Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. to review a planned rate increase that would take effect 12/13/17. The SVWD Board made a commitment to our customers to evaluate the need for rate increases each year prior to the scheduled effective date. Please join us for this important discussion, during which we will consider current revenue and expenses, as well as other important data. Meeting location: Santa Margarita Community Room, 2 Civic Center Dr. in Scotts Valley.
TEMPORARY WATER SERVICE INTERRUPTION: A leaking fire hydrant on Whispering Pines Dr. must be repaired, requiring the District to shut down water service tomorrow (Thursday) at 8:30am for approximately 6 hours, affecting the following streets: Whispering Pines (100 Block only), Lundy Lane, Silver Birch, Arabian Way, Carriage Lane, Appaloosa Court, Morgan Court and Quarterhorse Lane. During the closure period, customers are asked to TURN OFF all indoor and outdoor faucets. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate affected customers' cooperation.