The Recycled Water Fill Station is closed for the season.
There are many uses for non-drinkable recycled water. If you use water to water your lawns, gardens, vegetables, trees, and to wash cars, outdoor furniture and hard surfaces (paths, walls, windows), you can benefit from our free recycled water program. Recycled water is simply wastewater that has been purified through multiple treatment processes to a level that meets the California Department of Public Health standards.
Scotts Valley City residents and/or District customers can pick up to 250 gallons of free recycled water per day. The fill station is open three days a week during the spring and summer. The fill station is located directly across from the Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road.
Hours of Operation Effective for 2019
Getting Recycled Water
- Complete application form and brief training (first visit only). Learn about the proper uses for recycled water. You also will receive an ID card and stickers for the containers that are needed to transport and store the recycled water. Save some time and fill out the application online (link) and print out a completed copy to bring with you on your first fill-up. The attendant will provide required training and issue your ID card.
- Bring the proper containers for storing and transporting recycled water. You must bring your own containers to pick up recycled water. Ensure they have watertight lids and do not leak, and have equipment with you to secure containers for safe transport. Also, plan to use your containers exclusively for recycled water unless thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
- Think about your vehicle’s load capacity — water is heavy! One gallon of recycled water weights more than 8 pounds. An overloaded vehicle is unsafe; it may damage your vehicle or cause a traffic accident. Remember to allow enough stopping distance when driving a loaded vehicle. It is the sole responsibility of the user to comply with manufacturer maximum load ratings.
- Filling up is easy! Please follow the signs. If there is a line, turn your engine off and do not block streets or driveways. Present your Recycled Water Card to the attendant and complete. Remember to use the shut-off valve on the hose to ensure that recycled water does not spill from the hose before or after filling.
Recycled Water Quality Data
The quality of our recycled water is a high priority for us. Recycled water is strictly monitored to ensure it meets water quality standards set by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Click here to view Recycled Water Quality Data.
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