Our office will be closed on Monday, February 18 ,2019 for President's Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The Scotts Valley Water District Board is attending the Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Community Meeting on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. at the Felton Community Hall 6191 Highway 9, Felton, California.
Click here to view the agenda for this meeting.
The Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors will not take any action at this meeting.
The Scotts Valley Water District has updated our payment processing service. This change will ensure that security is maintained for all transactions. However, the change does require that all Autopay customers update their payment method.
Here’s how to do it:
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.
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.
The next meeting of the Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors is Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Santa Margarita Community Room, located downstairs at 2 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley, California.
Date: March 9, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The doors open at 8:30 a.m. - come early to enjoy coffee, bagels, and informative displays.
Location: Felton Community Hall, 61941 Hwy 9, Felton, CA
Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. the Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors adopted Ordinance No. 167-18 amending the District Administrative Code and rescinding Ordinance No. 165-17 in its entirety.
If we continue to use water wisely, Scotts Valley's water supply can support our community's future, including the growth the city is currently experiencing. The District has been planning for future water needs for decades, beginning with it's first Urban Water Management Plan in 1998. The Urban Water Management Plan, which is updated every five years, evaluates water demand and supply in the next 25-year period. The current plan was completed in 2015 and makes estimations through 2040. It will be updated again in two years.
By 2040, Scotts Valley’s population is projected to be double of what it was in 1985, yet the total amount of the potable water used is estimated to stay roughly the same. Actually, total groundwater pumping in the Scotts Valley area has decreased 46 percent from 2000 and, since the early 2000s, and groundwater levels have stabilized, following years of depletion