The Scotts Valley Water District (SVWD) has launched an array of programs to help customers to be more water-efficient, as the region and state grapple with another critically dry year.
“Being good stewards of our water resources — especially as we address increasing concern about drought conditions this year — is a priority for the District,” SVWD Manager Piret Harmon said. “Our customers have done a great job being efficient and we continue to seek ways to support and encourage their efforts.”
Rainfall totals in the Scotts Valley area this year are less than two-thirds of normal, and the past two years also have seen lower than normal rainfall in the region. While SVWD is supplied by groundwater and recycled water, years of low rainfall have impacts on water use and future water levels in the aquifers that supply SVWD.