Providing Reliable, High Quality Water to Scotts Valley Since 1961

photo of SVWD staff members Our Core Values

• 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!

Our Advantage

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. 

Latest Updates

Main Flushing Program Slated for 3/16 to 4/1

The District will do its annual flushing of water main pipes starting Monday March 16th, through Tuesday April 1.

On the day your nearby home or business lines (listed below) are being flushed, we recommend not using water between 8am-4pm. This will minimize sediment from entering pipes in your building. However, water service will be available and safe to drink, meeting all state (CDPH) standards.

Flushing removes sediment from pipes to maintain water quality. Yellow or brown discoloration and cloudy water is normal, in addition to variable water pressure. The water is still safe to drink and meets CDPH standards. 

See newspaper announcement, listing flushing days for your home or business.

Ruth Stiles Joins Scotts Valley Board of Directors

photo of new SVWD Board member Ruth Stiles Ruth Stiles is our newest SVWD Board Member. She's a Board Certified Master Arborist and horticultural consultant. She brings more than 30 years of insight from working with water efficiency in landscaping to the Board. Through first hand experience, Ruth has witnessed the rapid evolution of drip irrigation and landscape water conservation grow from fringe ideas to mainstream practices.