The San Lorenzo Valley Water District is preparing to undertake our annual water main flushing program throughout the District. The purpose of this program is to remove iron and manganese deposits which accumulate in the distribution system piping.
From time to time, some District customers may have experienced periods of discolored water caused by iron and manganese. Iron and manganese are common minerals found in groundwater wells throughout the nation. Although these minerals do not pose a health threat to consumers, iron and manganese can affect the aesthetic quality of water. Iron and manganese can precipitate and deposit in the water mains. Occasionally, during higher flows the deposits become dislodged resulting in discolored water. This discolored water can sometimes cause staining of clothes and plumbing fixtures.
To remove these deposits, the District will be flushing the main distribution system piping.
Flushing will begin on February 1 and will end April 16, 2021, at various locations throughout the District between the regular business hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The District requests your cooperation by asking that you reduce water usage during this period. Please refrain from doing laundry, as the water may be discolored for a short time. In addition, you may experience periods of low water pressure and/or interruption of water service. Please visit the District website to see what dates your neighborhood will be affected and mark the dates on your calendar.
Every effort will be made by District Staff to perform this operation with minimal disruption of service and inconvenience to our customers.
The areas of Ben Lomond, Felton, Lompico and Scotts Valley typically have flushing done each year. This is due to the increased use of the Olympia wells for source water. The buildup of sediment and biofilms in water mains can restrict water flow, contribute to pipe corrosion and deteriorate water quality.
Below are the 2021 flushing fliers for the specific areas where and when the flushing will be occurring, please review for if your street is included. Direct mailers are sent out prior to the flushing so customers can plan accordingly.
FEBRUARY 1 – 5, 2021 (Monday - Friday); East Zayante Rd. from Zayante Fire Station to East Creek Road, including the side streets of Creekside Way, Madrone Way, Rosebloom Ave., Sylvan Way, Valleyview Way, Waner Way, Westwood Rd. and Zayante School Rd.
FEBRUARY 8 - 12, 2021 (Monday - Friday); Azalea Dr., Elm Dr., Lilac Dr., Newton Dr., Olympia Circle, Pine Dr., West Zayante Rd. and Willow Dr.
FEBRUARY 16 – 19, 2021 (Tuesday – Friday & Monday) & FEBRUARY 22, 2021 (Monday); Hihn Road, Moon Meadow Lane and Storm Rd., including the side streets of Archer Way, Azalea Ave., Bahr Dr., Condor Ave., Crown Dr., East Canyon View, East Terrace Dr., Eleana Dr., Harvard Dr., Indian Springs, Kim Way, Larita Ave., McAdams Lane, Melin Ave., Morningside Dr., Noteware Ct., Ridgeview Dr. and Stanford Dr.
FEBRUARY 23 – 26, 2021 (Tuesday – Friday); Lockewood Lane including Brookdale Senior Living and the side streets of Arrowhead Way, Bay Laurel Ct., Bob's Lane, Caseta Ct., Caseta Way, Dunn Lane, Fox Court, Locke Way, Sterling Lane, Sugar Pine Road, Tan Oak Drive, Twin Pines Drive and Worth Lane.
MARCH 1 – 5, 2021 (Monday – Friday); Alto Sol Ct., Alto Sol Dr., Baja Sol Ct., Baja Sol Dr., Blueberry Ct., Blueberry Dr., Caliente Drive, Collado Drive, Estrella Drive, Loma Linda Ct., Lunar Ct, Lunar Dr., Pinecone Ct., Pinecone Dr., Spring Lakes Mobile Home Park, Vista Del Lago Mobile Home Park, Whispering Pines Ct., Whispering Pines Dr., Hidden Glen Drive, Royal Oak Court and Spreading Oak Drive
MARCH 8, 10 & 12, 2021 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), MARCH 15, 17 & 19, 2021 (Monday , Wednesday, Friday), AND MARCH 22 & 24, 2021 (Monday & Wednesday); Bideawee Way, Buckeye St., Canyon View Ave., Creekwood Dr., Desear Way, Edgewood Dr., Gladys Ave., Idlewild St., Lake Blvd., Lakeshore Dr., Lakeview Ave., Lilac St., Madrone Ave., Mello Hollow Rd., Ocean View Ave., Old Mill Ave., Paseo St., Retrato St., Spring St., Stardust Ln., Sunset Ct., Upper Van Allen Rd., Upper Volver Ave., Valdez Rd., Van Allen Rd., Visitar St., Volver Ave., Whilaway Ave., Zappa Ct.
MARCH 25, 2021 (Thursday), MARCH 29, MARCH 31 APRIL 2, 2021 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), APRIL 5, 7, 9, 2021 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), AND APRIL 12, 14, 16, 2021 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday); Arbol Ave., Arbol St., Carrol Ave., Coleman Ave., Fresco St., Juntar St., Knoll Way, Laguna Ave., La Lena St., Lenore Way, Lock Lomond Way, Lomita Ave., Lompico Rd., Portola Way, Redwood Dr., Sequoia Ave., Shady Way, Trevor St., Trinkling Creek Dr., Vera Ave., West Dr., Winifred Way
MARCH 9 & 11, 2021 (Tuesday & Thursday), MARCH 16 & 18, 2021 (Tuesday & Thursday), AND MARCH 23, 2021 (Tuesday); Canepa Ct., Canepa Dr., Elena Dr., Elena Court, Cameno Sinuoso Road, El Sereno Drive, La Cuesta Drive and Miraflores Road
For more information on the District's System Flushing program, please visit the Your Water section of the website.
Consistent periodic flushing will help to improve water quality and minimize those surprising episodes of brown water that have occurred in the past. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or need additional information, do not hesitate to contact the District at (831) 338-2153 or go to the District's website at www.slvwd.com.