Water Distribution Supervisor, Jeremy Hanson, provides an update on water operations during COVID-19.
The public is invited to electronically participate in the upcoming Water Commission Meeting, as we discuss Water Rates 101, State Water Allocation, VenturaWaterPure, and more!

To watch the meeting: 
  1. Join a WebEx Live here or,
  2. Watch live stream or an Archived Video here or,
  3. View live on Cable TV at Channel 15 and replay as listed on CAPS media schedule.

To submit comments:
Submit your comments (up to 1000 characters) via email by 3:00 p.m. on April 28, 2020.
  1. Submit your comment to the Water Commission Secretary using this form here or,
  2. Send an email to dgallegos@cityofventura.ca.gov

When sending an email, please indicate in the Subject Line, the Agenda item number (i.e. Item No. 2). Your form/email will be read by Water Commissioners and placed into the item’s record at the meeting.

For more information view the full Meeting Agenda here.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 658-4787 or the California Relay Service at (866) 735-2929. Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.
To date, the City of Ventura has received 12.91 inches of rain this water year (Oct. 2019-Sept. 2020). Currently, Lake Casitas remains at 44.8% capacity. Ventura Water customers continue to do an outstanding job conserving water! Last month, water usage was down 31% compared to pre-drought years!

Each year following the rainy season, staff evaluates the City’s water supply and demand through the annual Comprehensive Water Resources Report.

On April 16, 2020, the Water Commission received the 2020 Final Draft Comprehensive Water Resources Report (CWRR) and recommended that the City of Ventura move to a Stage 2 Water Shortage Event.

On May 4, 2020, the Ventura City Council will be reviewing the Final 2020 CWRR and declaring the City's Water Shortage Event. Stay tuned for more information!
Happy 50th Earth Day Ventura! You can help preserve our blue planet by following these water saving tips:

  1. Rethink your yard- transform your lawn into a water wise landscape.
  2. Upgrade your irrigation system with a smart irrigation controller and high efficiency sprinkler nozzles.
  3. Save indoors by taking 5-minute showers and installing water efficient appliances.
  4. Repair your running toilet or leaking faucet.
  5. Check out Ventura Water’s rebates and incentive programs for more water saving resources.

Thank you for partnering with Ventura Water to protect and preserve our local water resources!
If you have a new Smart Meter, be sure to login into Home Connect to track your daily water usage and sign up for leak detection notifications. 

To get started:

  • Login to your My Ventura Water Account or create one
  • Click the blue Home Connect Button
  • Start viewing and tracking water usage and sign up for leak detection
  • View this quick video for instructions on how to navigate Home Connect

Please be advised: If your Smart Meter was installed less than 60 days prior to logging into Home Connect certain functions will be subject to data availability.  

For questions or concerns please call Customer Care: (805) 667-6500.
The City of Ventura allows limited access to parks and beaches

On Monday, April 20, 2020, the Ventura City Council unanimously voted to institute limited closures of Ventura's beaches and parks. The City's decision provides restricted access to its parks, beaches, the Promenade, and Pier in support of balancing residents' physical and mental health while restricting non-essential activities.

Walking, hiking, jogging, running, or biking, is permitted as long as those engaging in these activities do not linger in any location. Sidewalks, walking paths, trails and tracks within all public parks are open for use as long as the public adheres to the social distancing requirements outlined in the "Stay Well at Home" order, set by the Ventura County Health Officer.

Playgrounds, picnic areas, parking lots, restrooms, pools, courts, as well as sports and recreational fields will remain closed. Public gatherings, sitting, standing, fishing, or lingering on the sand will not be allowed. Limited access signage will be prominently posted around parks and beaches to remind the public to comply with physical distancing practices.

For more information on the City's limited parks and beaches closure view full press release.

For more COVID-19 updates, visit the County of Ventura at www.VCEmergency.com .