Scotts Valley Water District - Outdoor Water Use
Outdoor Water Use

The Think Twice Water Use Efficiency Program guides District activities in support of maximizing the efficient use of water.

The 2023 Think Twice Program encourages customers to be efficient with irrigation this summer. Please water outdoors before 10 a.m. or after 5 p.m. to minimize water loss due to evaporation.  

The District encourages customers to use water efficiently. Learn more about District rebate programs.

Landscape Resources

The District offers a free online library of gardening and outdoor water efficiency resources, many of which were created by area locals. 

Slow It, Spread It, Sink It
Central Coast Greywater Alliance
The Official Water Conservation Guide for Santa Cruz County
Water Saving Tips
Water Smart Gardening for Santa Cruz County
How to Remove a Lawn with Sheet Mulching
Monterey Bay Friendly Landscapes
48 Low Water, High Performing Plants
Harvesting Rainwater
List of 800 Low Water Using Plants