Do you know where your water comes from?

You aren’t alone. The first place to start in your effort to conserve water is to learn which district in Santa Cruz county provides your water services and where your water comes from. Water rates, rebate programs, conservation programs, resources, rules and regulations, and agency contacts vary depending on your water agency. Find your water agency by typing in your address in the map below or simply click on the map to pop up the District for that territory. Click on “Legend” on the top left of the menu bar to see what map color represents what water agency. Then scroll down below the map for links to and phone numbers for your water agency.

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The overwhelming majority of Santa Cruz County’s water supply is locally derived. We receive no imported water from state or federal water projects. The City of Santa Cruz, Live Oak and parts of the North Coast rely on surface water from streams and reservoirs. The San Lorenzo Valley uses both surface and ground water. From Capitola/Soquel south to Watsonville, as well as Scotts Valley, water supply is almost entirely reliant on groundwater resources. Approximately 55% of water use in our County is for residential uses, and 45% is for agriculture, which is concentrated in the Pajaro Valley.

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