All City of Scotts Valley residents and Scotts Valley Water District customers can pick up free recycled water for landscape irrigation. The fill station is located directly across from the Scotts Valley Senior Center (370 Kings Village Road) and is currently closed. When open visitors can pick up to 250 gallons of recycled water per day.
How to Get Started
During your first visit to pick up recycled water, you will need to complete and sign a form and complete a brief training on the proper use of recycled water. Once completed you will receive an ID card and stickers for the containers that will transport and store the recycled water. The station attendant will provide the required training and issue your ID card.
Recycled Water Containers
- visitors must provide own containers
- must have watertight lids
- must not leak
- must be secured for safe transport
- can only be used for recycled water unless thoroughly cleaned and disinfected
- must have Scotts Valley Water District recycled water sticker
Water is Heavy
One gallon of recycled water weighs over 8.345 pounds; 100 gallons weighs 834 pounds. Know your vehicle's load capacity. An overloaded vehicle is unsafe, it may damage your vehicle or cause a traffic accident. Remember when driving a loaded vehicle be sure to allow enough stopping distance.
Containers While at the Fill Station
- please follow the signs and if there is a line turn your engine off and do not block streets or driveways
- present your Recycled Water Card
- use the shut-off valve on the hose to ensure that recycled water does not spill from the hose before or after use
What is recycled water?
Recycled water is wastewater that has been purified through multiple treatment processes to a level that meets California Department of Public Health standards.
City residents can reduce drought impacts by using recycled water to water lawns, gardens, vegetables and trees. It also can be used to wash cars, outdoor furniture and hard surfaces (paths, walls, windows).
Recycled Water Quality
Recycled water is strictly monitored to ensure it meets water quality standards set by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).