Scotts Valley City residents and/or District customers can pick up to 250 gallons of free recycled water to water lawns, gardens, vegetables, trees, and to wash cars, outdoor furniture, and hard surfaces (paths, walls, windows). Recycled water is wastewater that has been purified through multiple treatment processes to a level that meets California Department of Public Health standards.
The fill station is located directly across from the Scotts Valley Senior Center (370 Kings Village Road).
Hours of Operation Effective May 15, 2018
Tuesday and Thursday: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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 receive an ID card and sticker(s) for the container(s) that will transport and store the recycled water. Save some time and fill out the application online and print out a completed copy to bring with you on your first fill-up during the hours noted below. The attendant will provide required training and issue your ID card.
Recycled Water Use Application Form
Recycled Water Training
Recycled Water Containers
- the District does not provide recycled water containers. Users must provide their own.
- 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 and 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 to be sure to allow enough stopping distance. It is the sole responsibility of the user to comply with manufacturer maximum load ratings.
While at the Fill Station
- Follow the signs and if there is a line, please turn your engine off and do not block streets or driveways
- Present your Recycled Water Card to the attendant
- Complete the log sheet including name, date, use area and number of gallons (maximum 250 gallons)
- Use the shut-off valve on the hose to ensure that recycled water does not spill from the hose before or after filling
- In case of an emergency, see the attendant
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). Click here to view Recycled Water Quality Data.
To receive email updates, click here and check the Recycled Water Fill Station box.