Press Banner: Scotts Valley Drinking Water Plant Upgrades Unveiled

It costs big bucks to ensure one of life’s essential components is fit for human consumption. And on May 25, local officials and media got to taste the $3.5 million upgrade results to the Scotts Valley Water District’s Orchard Run Water Treatment Plant, leaving memories of the previous, more undesirable, liquid in the dust.

“Their laundry machines didn’t last long,” said Ruth Stiles, SVWD’s board chair, recalling the slimy brown ring residents became familiar with around washbasins. “We want to have good-tasting water.”

The improvements—including a wastewater tank, high-pressure pipes and an exhaust deodorizer—have taken quality control to the next level. Still, many of the 4,000 customers aren’t yet fully aware of the changes.

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