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2021 Stage 2 Water Shortage

The Scotts Valley Water District has declared a Stage 2 Water Shortage

The District encourages customers to use water efficiently. The target is to achieve a 15 percent reduction in District-wide water use. While mandatory restrictions are not in effect, the following initiatives have been implemented:

2021 Water Savings Challenge
A monthly raffle will be held during the summer (June through September) for customers who reduce their water use by a minimum of 15% from last year. Prizes include at $100 credit on their water account or a gift card at a local business.2021 Water Saving Challenge 

Recycled Water Fill Station
The Recycled Water Fill Station will be open every Saturday throughout the summer to help customers manage landscape needs. Members of the SVWD Board of Directors have volunteered to run this program. Click here to lean more about recycled water. 

Reimagine your yard by changing exisiting landscaping to water-efficient options

Cover your pool to reduce evaporation, or replace high-water-use fixtures with more efficient models. Please visit our rebates page for additional information.

Mandatory Restrictions

  • Limit watering schedules to two days per week (potable)
  • Restaurants are required to serve water only upon request.
  • Hotels are required to offer an option to reuse bedding and towels.
  • The exisiting Water Waste ordinance remains in effect. Click here to learn more about water waste.

Free Water Saving Devices
Pick up free water-saving devices at the District office.

Drought Rates
To prevent a revenue shortfall triggered by reduced demand, Drought Rates are in effect for the August and October billing periods. These rates apply Tiers 2, 3, and 4 for the service period of June 7, 2021 – October 7, 2021.

Residential customers who stay in Tier 1 pay no additional drought rates. Tier 2, 3, and 4 pay an additional: $5.72 per 1,000 gallons of consumption. 
Per 1,000 gallons
Tier 1     $7.03 
Tier 2   $17.92
Tier 3   $25.28
Tier 4   $29.36

Non-residential customers will pay an additional $2.41 per 1,000 gallons of potable water consumption.

Visit our Rates and Fees page for more information.