SVWD NEWS

Scotts Valley Water District opens Recycled Water Recycled Water Fill Station for City Residents

We're Open! Our new Recycled Water Fill Station is open We're very excited to serve Scotts Valley residents up to 250 gallons of recycled water per day for irrigating landscapes and gardens.

The fill station is located directly across from the Scotts Valley Senior Center (370 Kings Village Road). City Residents can pick up 250 gallons of recycled water per day.

Hours of Operation
Wednesday:  3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday:  3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fridays: 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.

How to Get Started
During your visit to pick up recycled water, you will need to complete and sign an application form and receive a brief one-time training on the proper use of recycled water. Once completed you will be receive an ID card and stickers for the containers that will transport and store the recycled water.  Save some time and fill out the application online and print out a completed copy to bring with you on your first fill-up during the hours noted below. The attendant will provide required training and issue your ID card.
Recycled Water Use Application Form
Recycled Water Training

For more information,  visit svwd.org/customer-info/recycled-water-fill-station-info

Official Water Conservation Guide for Santa Cruz County

The Water Conservation Coalition and Times Publishing Group partnered to create  “The Official Water Conservation Guide for Santa Cruz County”, which includes water usage regulations, guidelines, and rebate information for the eight local agencies that provide, manage, and/or regulate water service in Santa Cruz County: the County of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Water Department, Soquel Creek Water District, San Lorenzo Valley Water District, Scotts Valley Water District, City of Watsonville, Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency, and Central Water District.  It also includes water saving tips and other conservation information from Ecology Action and watersavingtips.org and advertisements from local businesses offering drought-related products and services, making it a handy reference material for residents and visitors alike. To view a copy click here.

First Monterey Bay Friendly Landscapes Certified!

The District has recently certified it's first Scotts Valley Monterey Bay Friendly Landscapes! This voluntary rating system applies to new construction or renovations, providing property owners and professionals with a regionally consistent framework for creating healthy, environmentally sound landscapes. Certified landscape owners meeting Monterey Bay Friendly standards are provided public recognition, educational signage and life-long discounts at over 20 local nurseries, irrigation suppliers and related businesses.

Some of the landscape criteria include:
- Use of mulch and compost in planting beds
- Natural pruning and spacing of plants
- Growing drought tolerant plants
- Reducing lawn to no more than 25% of the landscape
- Using low-volume irrigation and preventing irrigation run-off

See http://green-gardener.org/portfolio/landscape_certification/# for the full criteria and contact us at conservation@svwd.org if you would like to participate. We are happy to come by at no charge to evaluate your property- sometimes only a few adjustments can make your home or business bay friendly.