New/Upgraded Service Connections

New Water Service Connections
If you are a new residential, commercial, industrial or multiple unit developments customer, and there is no existing meter or connection for a meter on the premise, the following information will guide your service request.

Will Serve Letter Application Steps

  • Determine if your site is within the Scotts Valley Water District boundaries.
  • Submit a Request for Will Serve Letter and pay Will Serve Letter application fee of $125.00.
  • The District will issue or deny a Will Serve Letter based on the submitted information in the application.
  • The Will Serve Letter will expire one year after it is issued.

Will Serve Letter Application

Steps following the Will Serve Letter

  • For projects that do NOT require CEQA and/or Conditions of Approval from City/County
  • For projects that DO require CEQA and/or Conditions of Approval from City/County 

Upgraded Service Connections
For residential, commercial, institutional, industrial or multiple unit buildings (where there is an existing meter) undergoing retrofits that might include one or more of the following:

  • Hazard level change (type of business change)
  • Plumbing fixture count change
  • Fire sprinkler upgrade

Steps to apply for a Connection Upgrade

  • No hazard level change (no business type change)
  • No plumbing fixture count change
  • Fire sprinkler upgrade

 

Will Serve Letter Request – Fee $125

Service Application – Deposit $350

  • Submit plans and specifications for SVWD review
  • SVWD reviews and comments, issues Notice to Proceed (prior to City issuing Construction Permit) – Fee $357, fire service
  • Start and complete construction
  • Contact SVWD to schedule the inspection and pay fees
  • SVWD installs the meter
  • Submit Start Service Form
  • No hazard level change (no business type change)
  • Plumbing fixture count change
  • Fire sprinkler upgrade

Will Serve Letter Request – Fee $125

Service Application – Deposit $1000-$5000

  • Submit plans and specifications for SVWD review
  • SVWD reviews and comments, issues Notice to Proceed (prior to City issuing Construction Permit) – Fee $357 fire service, Fee if meter size upgraded 
  • Start and complete construction
  • Contact SVWD to schedule the inspection and pay fees
  • SVWD installs the meter
  • Submit Start Service Form
  • Hazard level change (no business type change)

  • Plumbing fixture count change

  • Fire sprinkler upgrade

Will Serve Letter Request – Fee $125

Service Application – Deposit $1000-$5000

  • Submit plans and specifications for SVWD review
  • SVWD reviews and comments, issues Notice to Proceed (prior to City issuing Construction Permit) – Fee $357 fire service, Fee if meter size upgraded
  • Start and complete construction
  • Install backflow device
  • Contact SVWD to schedule the inspection and pay fees
  • SVWD installs the meter
  • Submit Start Service Form