Santa Cruz Sentinel: Scotts Valley’s famously awful drinking water gets upgrade
Published on May 27, 2022
Famously foul drinking water in Scotts Valley looks to be a thing of the past, after a ratepayer-funded $3.5 million upgrade to the main treatment plant.
Scotts Valley Water District officials this week held a blind tasting — comparing the “new” water from the Orchard Run plant to that of an unnamed local water provider and an unnamed bottled water company.
Scotts Valley Fire Chief Ron Whittle said he successfully identified the Scotts Valley water in the taste test.
“This was actually really good,” Whittle said.
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