• Be adaptable and forward looking
• Nurture positivity and collaboration
• Strive for efficiencies
• Go above and beyond the status quo of service
How our customers and partners feel after interacting with our organization is something we value, we strive to make improvements in all that we do to keep our standards high. We hope all of your experiences with the Scotts Valley Water District are positive, helpful and productive. We are honored to be a part of the community!
With a long history of innovation, the District had the foresight in 2002 to implement a recycled water program to better manage the Santa Margarita Groundwater Basin and reduce pumping from the aquifers. The $8.4 million project includes a 1.0 MGD tertiary treatment plant, a 600,000-gallon storage tank and 8 miles of distribution mains. The District’s goal is to deliver recycled water to all potential landscape irrigators, reducing the amount of withdrawal from the groundwater basin and conserving that water for future potable use. In 2014, recycled water usage totaled approximately 58 million gallons to 42 customers, bringing the total of recycled water deliveries since 2002 to approximately 466 million gallons of groundwater not pumped from the Santa Margarita Groundwater basin! Groundwater that is not pumped out of the basin is considered to be “left in storage” and therefore available for future beneficial uses.