Water News

District staff will be at the Scotts Valley Farmers Market the fourth Saturday of the month this year.

 

Scotts Valley Water District staff will be at the Scotts Valley Farmers Market on the 4th Saturday of each  month.  Stop by our table to receive information about our current activities and projects, groundwater conditions, efficient use of water and more!

Recycled Water Fill Station open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays

Scotts Valley City residents and/or District customers can pick up to free recycled water for landscape irrigation, and to wash cars, outdoor furniture, and hard surfaces (paths, walls, windows).  Recycled water is wastewater that has been purified through multiple treatment processes to a level that meets California Department of Public Health standards.

$1 MILLION Grant Recommended for Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency by CA Department of Water Resources

Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency

Grant will fund plan for sustainability of groundwater basin that supplies water to residents and businesses in the San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley and adjacent areas.

The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency (SMGWA) today announced the California Department of Water Resources has recommended a $1 million matching grant to help fund development of a state-mandated groundwater sustainability plan. Funding for the grant comes from Proposition 1, passed by California voters in 2014. Before funding is finalized, a public comment period will be open until February 21, at 5:00 p.m.

PROGRESS ON WELL REPLACEMENT

The District announced today it is making progress with the well replacement project started after the District’s top-performing well unexpectedly collapsed in August 2017 after 25 years of service.
Crews from Pacific Coast Drilling reached final depth for the new well — just under 1,500 feet — drilling and well construction are now complete with test pumping scheduled to begin January 29. Next, infrastructure work that includes piping, electrical service, and pump controls is expected to be completed by the end of March.
Well 7A, located at the Orchard Run Treatment Facility, sustained a cave-in of a well column at approximately 900 feet underground. Repair of the well was determined to be impossible. Well 7A was the District’s top-producing well, providing 30-40 percent of the District’s potable water. To meet water demands while the replacement well is under construction, the District increase production from its other wells and encouraged customers to make water-efficient choices.

JOIN US TO DISCUSS A PLANNED RATE INCREASE

The SVWD Board of Directors will meet Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. to review a planned rate increase that would take effect 12/13/17. The SVWD Board made a commitment to our customers to evaluate the need for rate increases each year prior to the scheduled effective date. Please join us for this important discussion, during which we will consider current revenue and expenses, as well as other important data. Meeting location: Santa Margarita Community Room, 2 Civic Center Dr. in Scotts Valley.

Temporary Water Service Interruption Thursday October 5, 2017 starting at 8:30 a.m.

TEMPORARY WATER SERVICE INTERRUPTION: A leaking fire hydrant on Whispering Pines Dr. must be repaired, requiring the District to shut down water service tomorrow (Thursday) at 8:30am for approximately 6 hours, affecting the following streets: Whispering Pines (100 Block only), Lundy Lane, Silver Birch, Arabian Way, Carriage Lane, Appaloosa Court, Morgan Court and Quarterhorse Lane. During the closure period, customers are asked to TURN OFF all indoor and outdoor faucets. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate affected customers' cooperation.