Water News

Water Operations Intern

Are you thinking about working in a water related career? Our Water Operations Intern position could be a great start for you. You will have the opportunity to gain practical work experience in the operations, maintenance and repair of the District's water system.

Intelligent Water Meters and New Web Portal Save Money and Water for Scotts Valley Water Customers

Nearly 75% of Customers Have New Meters; Full Installation Expected by 2021


(DEC. 17, 2019) SCOTTS VALLEY, CA – The Scotts Valley Water District (SVWD) today announced District crews have upgraded more than 70 percent of all water meters to new “Intelligent Meters” that, when combined with the District’s available WaterSmart customer web portal, allow customers to easily view, understand and manage their water use.

Scotts Valley High School Student Wins Water-Wise Video Contest

Scotts Valley High School Student Wins Water Wise Video Content

Scotts Valley High School student Winston Mattwandel is among nine local high school students honored for their original videos about water-wise Gardens.  This is the fifth annual student-made video contest organized by the Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County and the Monterey County Water Awareness Committee.

Public Safety Power Shutoffs Announced as Possible Starting 11/20

PG&E has announced a that a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) may affect Santa Cruz County beginning 11/20/19. 

District customers can learn more about how to prepare for a PSPS here. We encourage you to store a minimum of two gallons of water per person per day, and as always, please be aware of your water usage.

Community Members on Board Committees

The Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors (Board) is adding a Community Member Representative to its Water Resource and Engineering Committee and Finance and Personnel Committee for a one year pilot program.  

About the Program
The Community Member on Board Committee Pilot Program is designed to engage the community, increase the awareness about District’s activities and to encourage education on water matters. One (1) community member representative will be appointed to each the Finance and Personnel Committee and the Water Resources and Engineering Committee with an initial term of January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.

Scotts Valley Water District Invites Community to Join Board Committees and Establishes First Ever Youth Board Member Positions

Apply now to serve as a Community Member Representative or be a Junior Associate Board Member!

(OCT. 17, 2019) SCOTTS VALLEY, CA – The Scotts Valley Water District (SVWD) today announced that the District’s Board of Directors has created four new community advisory positions within the Board of Directors and its Committees.