Infrastructure Water 

San Lorenzo Valley Water District Tank Replacement

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) announced on June 2, 2024 that it will be replacing 12 water storage tanks in several locations in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Among them, the Redwood Park Tank, Echo Tanks, Highland Tank, Felton Heights Tank, and South Tanks. The work replaces old leaky redwood construction and plastic tanks damaged by the CZU fire… Read More
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Knowing Where your Water Rates Go is Valuable

By Bob Fultz I’d like to talk about a recent Facebook post by the San Lorenzo Valley Water District.  I’m a member of the SLVWD Board of Directors but am speaking only for myself.   I’ve advocated for years that the District needs to communicate its true financial position as part of an overall communications plan.  Recently, the District published a… Read More
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The SLV Water District Rate Hike: What Happened and Why?

By Jim Mosher Many ratepayers are upset with the steep increase in rates recently adopted by our SLV Water District. Concerned that the new rates have an out-sized impact on low-water-use ratepayers, a group is gathering signatures to qualify a “Fixed Charge Limitation Ordinance” for the November ballot that would limit the District’s ability to raise fixed charges. As a… Read More
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Update: Boulder Creek Water Main Break

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District is working on multiple water main joint failures in downtown Boulder Creek. According to Garrett, a supervisor on site, the initial break occurred at Highway 9 and Lomond Street, near the SLVWD facilities. Garrett said, “It’s an emergency because the water is off.” Approximately 191 customers in Boulder Creek are affected in the following… Read More
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Big Basin Water Secures $850,000 Grant

Serviam by Wright LLP, the court-appointed receiver to Big Basin Water Company (BBWC) has secured an $850,000 state grant from the California Department of Water Resources’ Small Community Drought Relief Program. The funding has been awarded to help assure access to safe drinking water for the Boulder Creek community served by BBWC for the immediate future. “This funding, which my… Read More
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San Lorenzo Valley Water District Rate Increase: How the Public Process Works

Public meetings are scheduled for January 20 and February 15 By Mary Andersen  The San Lorenzo Valley Water District has announced that its Board of Directors voted on December 7, 2023 to initiate a two month Proposition 218 process for a rate increase. According to the District, the new rate hike will address impacts from the August 2020 CZU Lightning… Read More