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SLV Water District Do Not Drink/Do Not Boil Order Updates


View all CZU Fire – Water Quality Infomation here.

9/16/2020 at 6:00PM 

As an addendum to lab results published on the San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) website on 9/9/2020, these documents attach all lab results received to date (9/16/2020) for water samples collected by the SLVWD as a response to the CZU Lightning Complex Fire.

The sampling and review of lab results is being conducted in close coordination with the SLVWD’s regulator the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water (DDW).

See all lab results on the CZU Fire – Water Quality Infomation page. 

9/16/2020 at 6:30PM

Cancellation of Do Not Drink Do Not Boil Notice in Select Areas as of 9/16/2020

Cancellation Areas:

  • Bennett Springs neighborhood in Felton including Featherston Wy, Ley Rd, Jenny Wy.
  •  Alta Via and Monan Wy in Brookdale

See full notice & maps here. 

9/15/2020 at 4:00PM

Cancellation of Do Not Drink Do Not Boil Notice in Select Areas as of 9/15/2020

Cancellation Areas:

  • Blue Ridge Dr, including Bar King Rd, Meadow Dr, Buena Vista Ave, Fairview Rd

See full notice & maps here. 

9/13/2020 at 8:00PM

The Lyon Zone (including REDWOOD DR, WEST PARK AVE, BIG BASIN WAY, ST FRANCIS DR, BOULDER BROOK DR, MADRONE AVE, BROOK LANE, RIDGE DR, PAONE DR, VIRGINIA AVE, DAVIDSON WAY, GARDEN LANE, LOMA LINDA AVE, CHIPMUNK HOLLOW) repairs were completed on Saturday, 9/12/2020 and water is in the process of starting to re-enter that zone. This process may take up to 48 hrs. to have the full service area back in water (by 9/14). Which means we hope to have this zone back in full service by 9/14, at this time we do not know which homes have resumed regular full service, but you should be able to tell by running an outside hose bib to see water availability, which will also help clear any air or cloudy water in the lines. As a way to conserve, you could use this water to help water an outside plant.

Additionally, there is a current DO NOT DRINK-DO NOT BOIL YOUR WATER notice for the Lyon Zone area.

Currently, the drinking water contamination is unknown and the State Water Resources Control Board, Santa Cruz County Health Department, and the San Lorenzo Valley Water District Water System are advising residents of the affected area to NOT USE THE TAP WATER FOR DRINKING AND COOKING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. DO NOT DRINK-DO NOT BOIL YOUR WATER Failure to follow this advisory could result in illness.

The State will require testing of this water before the DND/DNB can be lifted. Once water is restored we have to wait 72 hours before some sampling begins, so the sampling results will be received about one week after you are back in water and we will be taking multiple samples. This process could take several weeks. We hope this message helps you plan for your return.

We have created a page with the pertinent links to the notice, lab results and FAQ’s. The District is posting the test results as they come back and are reviewed with the State. Please visit the page for CZU Fire Water Quality. Be sure to follow any notices, some results may come back for your area, but it requires multiple tests before some notices can be lifted:

The District does have bottle water and a filling station at the Operations Facility, 13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek

9/11/2020 at 4:00PM

Now available: Lab Results as of 9/11/2020 – CZU “Do not Drink/Do Not Boil – see full details here.

9/9/2020 at 3:30PM 

Now available: Lab Results as of 9/9/2020 – CZU “Do not Drink/Do Not Boil – see full details here

9/8/2020 at 9:00AM

Update – We have lifted the Do Not Drink Order to 2,684 customers, with 510 customers  still under a DND Order.  We are in the process of restoring water to 354 customers without water. The target date to restore water service is Saturday, Sept. 12. Bottled water is available for those under a DND Order, and we now have a 5-gallon, bottle-filling station at the operations building in downtown Boulder Creek. Also today, a helicopter will be in service to replace damaged pipe in remote areas of Boulder Creek.

9/7/2020 at 9:30PM

Cancellation of Do Not Drink Do Not Boil Notice in Select Areas

The District will have maps tomorrow 9/8/20

Please view the full notice for areas removed from the Do Not Drink – Do Not Boil area here.

9/6/2020 at 9:00PM

Do Not Drink – Do Not Boil Advisory Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – now available. See the full document and answers to commonly asked questions here

9/4/2020 at 7:30AM


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District held a public meeting on the District’s water system and water quality on Thursday, September 3, 2020, through Zoom video conferencing.The district appreciates all those who took part in the Zoom informational meeting that maxed out at 500 participants.

Video recording is available here on YouTube

See the presentation slides here

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