Recycled Water Fill Station

Recycled Water Fill Station open on Saturdays from 9 to 1

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 open on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. Station visitors can get up to 250 gallons of recycled water per day and 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).

Pop-Up Station

For the first time, there will be a Pop-Up Station to offer the customers and community at large another alternative to connect in-person with District staff. Customers can obtain free water-saving devices, enroll in WaterSmart (SVWD’s free program that enables customers to track their own water usage through an online portal) and more. The Pop-Up Station also will be serving cold, refreshing water for free, so bring a water bottle for a refill! 

How to Get Started
During your visit to pick up recycled water, you will need to complete and sign an application form and receive a brief one-time training on the proper use of recycled water. Once completed you will be receive an ID card and stickers for the containers that will transport and store the recycled water.   The station attendant will provide required training and issue your ID card

Recycled Water Containers
 - must provide your own containers
 - must have water tight 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. 

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 filling

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 Data
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).