Water News

2019 Water Main Flushing Notification

Areas scheduled to be flushed on April 17th and April 18th have been rescheduled for April 23rd.

Flushing removes sediment from pipelines to maintain water quality.  Yellow to brown discoloration may occur from dislodged sediment.  Cloudy to milky discoloration may occur from entrained air.  Flushing may cause varying water pressure.

Water Rate Update

As of the first billing period of 2019, water rates for Scotts Valley Water District customers have increased. The District’s Board of Directors approved the increase in December 2016, following a cost of service study and public process according to California’s Proposition 218. 


Rainfall supports the health of groundwater, the District’s sole source of drinking  water

The Scotts Valley Water District (SVWD) today announced rainfall for the water year is approximately average, thanks to recent storms.

As of January 31, SVWD weather station had registered about 21 inches of rain for the season and the weekend storm pushed that total to 24 inches. The average amount for the first four months of the water year (October through January) is 23 inches.

January 2019 Newsletter

HOA saves thousands with turf removal 

Fifteen years ago, Country Terrace Homeowners Association (HOA) was using 2 million gallons of water a year on outdoor irrigation in front of homes and in common areas.
The 29-home, privately operated HOA built in the early 1990s, had swaths of lush grass in front of houses, between driveways, and along fence lines.