New/Upgraded Service Connections

New Water Service Connections
For residential, commercial, industrial or multiple unit developments, where there is no existing meter or connection for a meter on the premise.
Will Serve Letter Application Steps
  • Determine if your site is within the Scotts Valley Water District boundaries.
  • Submit a Request for Will Serve Letter and pay Will Serve Letter application fee of $125.00.
  • The District will issue or deny a Will Serve Letter based on the submitted information in the application.
  • The Will Serve Letter will expire one year after it is issued.
Will Serve Letter Application
Steps following the Will Serve Letter
  • For projects that do NOT require CEQA and/or Conditions of Approval from City/County  - Click Here
  • For projects that DO require CEQA and/or Conditions of Approval from City/County  - Click Here
Upgraded Service Connections
For residential, commercial, institutional, industrial or multiple unit buildings (where there is an existing meter) undergoing retrofits that might include one or more of the following:
  • Hazard level change (type of business change)
  • Plumbing fixture count change
  • Fire sprinkler upgrade
Steps to apply for a Connection Upgrade             Rates and Fees
  • No hazard level change (no business type change)
  • No plumbing fixture count change
  • Fire sprinkler upgrade
Will Serve Letter Request – Fee $125
Service Application – Deposit $350
  • Submit plans and specifications for SVWD review
  • SVWD reviews and comments, issues Notice to Proceed (prior to City issuing Construction Permit) – Fee $357, fire service
  • Start and complete construction
  • Contact SVWD to schedule the inspection and pay fees
  • SVWD installs the meter
  • Submit Start Service Form
  • No hazard level change (no business type change)
  • Plumbing fixture count change
  • Fire sprinkler upgrade
Will Serve Letter Request – Fee $125
Service Application – Deposit $1000-$5000
  • Submit plans and specifications for SVWD review
  • SVWD reviews and comments, issues Notice to Proceed (prior to City issuing Construction Permit) – Fee $357 fire service, Fee if meter size upgraded 
  • Start and complete construction
  • Contact SVWD to schedule the inspection and pay fees
  • SVWD installs the meter
  • Submit Start Service Form
  • Hazard level change (no business type change)
  • Plumbing fixture count change
  • Fire sprinkler upgrade
Will Serve Letter Request – Fee $125
Service Application – Deposit $1000-$5000
  • Submit plans and specifications for SVWD review
  • SVWD reviews and comments, issues Notice to Proceed (prior to City issuing Construction Permit) – Fee $357 fire service, Fee if meter size upgraded
  • Start and complete construction
  • Install backflow device
  • Contact SVWD to schedule the inspection and pay fees
  • SVWD installs the meter
  • Submit Start Service Form
Rates and Fees