2022 Drought Activities
Scotts Valley Water District declared Stage 2 Water Shortage on May 12, 2022.  

The District encourages customers to use water efficiently. The target is to achieve a 10% reduction in District-wide water use. The drought activities below have been implemented to achieve the water savings goal.

Water Savings Challenge

Participate in a monthly raffle to win prizes for saving water! Customers who reduce their water use by 15% or more from last year are eligible to win prizes, including a $100 credit on their water account or a gift card for a local business. Raffles will be held from June through September. Learn more about the Water Saving Challenge.

Pop-Up at Recycled Water Fill Station

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. 

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 

Please water no more than twice a week this summer. 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.

Drought Rates

To prevent a revenue shortfall triggered by reduced demand, Drought Rates are in effect for the June through September billing periods. Drought rates are effective June 1, 2022. Residential customers who stay in Tier 1 pay no additional drought rates. Tiers 2, 3, and 4 pay an additional: $0.57 per 100 gallons of consumption. 

Drought Rates (per 100 gallons)
Rate + Surcharge

Residential - Tier 1



Residential - Tier 2



Residential - Tier 3



Residential - Tier 4



Commercial / Industrial /
Institutional (CII)