Press Releases

Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District Begins Home Inspection Pilot Program for Illegal Automatic Water Softeners
October 3, 2012 

Santa Clarita, CA - The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District (District) is beginning a home inspection pilot program for illegal automatic water softeners. The District will focus efforts and request inspections in residences where data indicates that automatic water softeners may still exist or be in use. This program is part of the District's continuing efforts to rid the community of illegal automatic water softeners and, thus, decrease the cost to the community of complying with State mandates for chloride (salt) in the District's recycled water going to the Santa Clara River.



Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District Enforcing Ban on Illegal Water Softeners
August 4, 2011 

Santa Clarita, CA - Today, the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District mailed approximately 2,500 letters to residents suspected of having illegal automatic water softeners. This targeted mailing is part of an enforcement program by the Sanitation District to rid the community of banned automatic water softeners and to decrease the cost to the community of complying with State mandates through the Regional Water Quality Control Board for chloride (salt) in the Sanitation District’s discharge to the Santa Clara River.



Santa Clarita Valley Residents Overwhelmingly Approve Ordinance Banning Automatic Water Softeners
November 11, 2008 

Santa Clarita, CA - In a move that will save the community tens of millions of dollars, Santa Clarita Valley residents voted last week to approve Measure S, which bans the use of all automatic water softeners. The ban, a tool to reduce chloride (salt) in wastewater, will go into effect January 1, 2009, and will require all residents to remove their units within 180 days. The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District will continue to offer rebates to automatic water softener owners and pay for removal and disposal.



Culligan Partners with Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District to Remove 1,000 Automatic Water Softener Rental Units...
December 12, 2007 

Santa Clarita, CA - In a move that will eliminate approximately 1,000 automatic water softeners from the Santa Clarita Valley, Culligan Water Conditioning of Orange County (www.culligan.com) and the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District of Los Angeles County have entered into an agreement...



Guaranteed Water Systems to Remove all Automatic Water Softener Rental Units...
December 12, 2007 

Santa Clarita, CA - Guaranteed Water Systems and the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District of Los Angeles County have entered into an agreement today that will remove by 2009, approximately 50 automatic water softeners currently rented to Santa Clarita Valley residents. This voluntary agreement between...More



Rayne to Remove all Automatic Water Softener Rental Units in an Agreement that will Reduce Chloride in the Santa Clarita Valley - September 12, 2007
September 12, 2007  Santa Clarita, CA - Rayne Water Corporation (www.raynewater.com) and the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District of Los Angeles County (Sanitation District) have entered into an agreement today that will remove by the end of 2008, nearly 600 automatic water softeners currently rented to Santa Clarita Valley residents. This voluntary agreement between Rayne and the Sanitation District is a...More

Governor Signs Bill Empowering Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District to Offer and Promote Enhanced Rebate Program - September 25, 2006
September 25, 2006  Sacramento, CA - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 475 late Friday afternoon giving the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District a new tool to reduce chloride in wastewater, which may keep Santa Clarita Valley sewer rates lower. The District will also provide a new rebate offering reasonable value for voluntary removal of automatic water softeners.

Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District Board Members Adopt an Ordinance Banning Saltwater Pools - November 9, 2005
November 9, 2005 

Santa Clarita, CA - On November 9, the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District Board adopted an ordinance making it illegal for both new and existing saltwater pools to be connected to the sewer system. When saltwater pools are drained they contribute to higher salinity levels in the Santa Clara River. This ban on saltwater pools is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States and may serve as a model for communities struggling with related chloride issues.



Please Don’t Pass the Salt to the Santa Clara River: Awareness Campaign to Inform Santa Clarita Valley Residents About Environmental and Economic Impacts of Automatic Water Softeners Launched Today - March 25, 2004
March 25, 2004 

Santa Clarita, CA – Santa Clarita Valley residents could set an example for communities throughout the region and state dealing with water salinity, local officials said today, if they choose to stop using automatic water softeners that dump salt into local water supplies. The move could save the community a lot of money while also helping to improve the quality of the Santa Clara River.



Ordinances Banning Installation of Residential Self-Regenerating Water Softeners in Santa Clarita Valley Go into Effect - March 27, 2003
March 27, 2003 

Santa Clarita, CA - Today, ordinances prohibiting Santa Clarita Valley residents from installing self-regenerating water softeners, including new and replacement units, go into effect, announced the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County.



Sanitation Districts Pass Ordinance Banning Residential Self-Regenerating Water Softeners in Santa Clarita Valley - February 25, 2003
February 25, 2003 

Santa Clarita, CA - Santa Clarita Valley residents will soon be prohibited from installing self-regenerating water softeners, including new and replacement units, in their homes due to an ordinance passed today by Sanitation Districts Nos. 26 and 32 of Los Angeles County. Districts Nos. 26 and 32 service the wastewater treatment and disposal needs of the Santa Clarita Valley.