i-Meters

Your water meter is getting more intelligent! Scotts Valley Water District is in the process of installing “intelligent meters” for all customers. 

In 2017, the Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors approved a project to replace all meters installed before 2012 and deploy Advanced Metering Infrastructure meter-reading technology for all District meters. As of June 2019, the District has finished about 60% of all i-Meter installations (the list of completed streets is at the bottom of this page).

The i-Meters are supported by WaterSmart, a new web portal that helps customers monitor their water usage to be more water-efficient and save money on their water bills. Customers can:

  • View hourly usage history. Set up unusual usage and high bill alerts
  • Compare their consumption to similar households
  • Explore water and money-saving actions
  • Sign up to receive personalized tips on how to save water
  • Access billing statements
  • Apply for District rebates

WaterSmart is available to all customers but provides the most value to customers who have i-Meters. The District will be mailing a letter with more information on how to access the new portal shortly. (Note: Customers who are currently using EyeOnWater will need to transition to WaterSmart portal by clicking here.

How It Works

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is an integrated system of intelligent meters (i-Meters) as well as communication network and data management system that enables more frequent and up-to-date access to customers water use.

Scotts Valley Water District’s AMI system — Badger Beacon — uses wireless cellular technology to communicate meter readings securely through a cloud-based system to the District’s server once every 24-hours. The new devices that collect and transmit data are connected to the water meter in the existing meter box, near the street or sidewalk.

Previously, customer water use information was collected once every two months by District staff, making it difficult to monitor water consumption, catch leaks early or pinpoint ways to be more water efficient.
 

 

List of Completed Streets (June 2019):
Acorn Ct, Airstream Ct, Alpine Way, Angela Ct, Aviator Ct, Azalia Ct, Bean Creek Rd, Blake Ln, Blue Bonnet Way, Bordeaux Ln, Cabernet Ct, Camino Vista, Canham Rd, Canyon Way, Castle Ridge Way, Charles Hill Ct, Charles Hill Rd, Christel Oaks Dr, Coast Range Dr, Crescent Ct, Crescent Dr, Dobie Ln, Dunslee Way, Elzer Dr, Erba Ln, Falcon Ridge Rd, Frapwell Cir, Glen Cary Ct, Gold Ct, Green Hills Rd, Greentree Way, Gregory Ct, Harvest Ln, Jolley Way, Jupiter Ter, Kelly Way, Kelsey Ct, Kentwood Ct, Kings Canyon Ct, Kirkorian Ct, La Cuesta Dr, La Madrona Dr, Lakeview Dr, Lassen Park Ct, Lucia Ln, Lupine Dr, Madrone Ct, Montevalle Dr, Mountain View Dr, Navigator Dr, Northridge Dr, Northridge Ln, Oak Cir, Oak Creek Blvd, Oak Ln, Oakwood Pl, Pine Ct, Old Mill Rd, Pioneer Ln, Piper Cub Ct, Polo Heights, Ponderosa Ln, Ponderosa Rd, Quien Sabe Rd, Redwood Pl, Redwood Way, Reisling Way, Ridgecrest Ln, Sandhill Rd, Sawbuck Ct, Sawyer Cir, Sawyer Ct, Shake Tree Ln, Shasta Park Ct, Sidesaddle Cir, Silverwood Dr, Single Spur Ct, Skypark Dr, Sorrento Dr, Stewart Pl, Stonewood Dr, Summerhill Dr, Sunridge Ct, Suzanne Ln, Terrace View Dr, Thompson Ln, Timber Ridge Ln, Tramell Way, Valley View Ct, Viki Ct, Vine Hill Rd, W Vine Hill Rd, Weible Dr, Woodlander Pl, Zinfandel Cir.