Scotts Valley Water District - Drought Activities
Drought Activities
The Scotts Valley area has received more than 54 inches of rain this water year (since Oct. 1, 2022), about 133% of the District's historical rainfall average. The exceedingly wet year has led the Board of Directors to declare normal water supply conditions and suspend drought-related activities this summer. The District encourages customers to use water efficiently. The activities listed below have been implemented to assist customers.

Turf’s Up

Get paid to save water by removing your lawn. The District is doubling its lawn-replacement rebate from $1 to $2 per square foot for customers who remove irrigated lawns and replace them with a water-efficient landscape. Get details on the Turf’s Up rebate program. 

Think Twice 

The District asks all customers to continue using water efficiently by irrigating landscape no more than twice a week. Please water before 10 a.m. or after 5 p.m.


Cover your pool to reduce evaporation or replace high-water-use fixtures with more efficient models. Multi-family accounts with a master meter can now get a rebate for installing water monitoring devices. Learn more.

Pop-Up at Recycled Water Fill Station (Closed for the Season)

Visit the District Pop-Up at the recycled water fill station on Kings Village, next to the library and Skypark. District staff will be there on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm from June through September. Free recycled water will be available and customers can learn about WaterSmart and other District programs like rebates and free devices.