Scotts Valley Water District Earns Green Business Certification

The Scotts Valley Water District (SVWD) has been recertified as a Certified Green Business by the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program.

To receive the “green” endorsement, the District needed to meet program criteria for conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimizing waste, as well as be in compliance with regulatory agencies.

The District introduced paper products with a higher recycled content.

  • PG&E provided a thorough efficiency audit.
  • Cleaning products were updated.
  • Specialty lights were replaced with more efficient options.
  • The District passed onsite assessments to verify compliance with green business standards.

This is the second time Scotts Valley Water District has been named a Certified Green Business by the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program in Santa Cruz County. The certification is valid for three years.

“Using all resources wisely is important to the District,” General Manager Piret Harmon said. “We are proud of our staff’s commitment to making ‘green’ choices at work and encourage our customers to make efficient choices when it comes to water use and consumption of other resources.”

Established in 2003, the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program in Santa Cruz County is a multimedia (soil, water, and air) pollution prevention effort that creates a positive relationship between government, the public, and the business community. It is an incentives-based program designed to encourage businesses to meet or exceed environmental standards.