The Interagency Committee will meet on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Santa Margarita Community Room located downstairs at 2 Civic Center Drive Scotts Valley, California.
PG&E may turn off electricty when extreme fire danger conditions are forecasted
(SEPT. 17, 2019) SCOTTS VALLEY, CA – The Scotts Valley Water District (SVWD) today announced the District has taken important steps to prepare for the possibility of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) by PG&E this fall.
Article By Piret Harmon, General Manager of Scotts Valley Water District
The July 11, 2019, Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Scotts Valley Water District has been cancelled.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
The District opened the Recycled Water Fill Station on Kings Village Road in 2015 to provide a supply alternative for residential customers when California was in the middle of a severe drought. The station was well received by the community and had 98 permitted users signed up in the first 2 years of operation. Use of the fill station peaked in 2016 with 131,000 gallons distributed over 5 months. Visits dropped off sharply in 2017 with 57,000 gallons distributed and again in 2018 with only 56,000 gallons dispensed over the five and half months the station was open.
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.
Recent storms drive seasonal rainfall total
Thanks to recent storms, rainfall for the water year is approximately average for Scotts Valley Water District (SVWD).
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.