Avoid the Thanksgiving FOG Clog
Happy Thanksgiving! Ventura Water reminds residents when cleaning up after Thanksgiving dinner to NOT pour fats, oils, and grease (FOG) down the drain.

Since many of the Thanksgiving staples such as turkey, stuffing and gravy contain FOG, it’s important to be mindful of proper disposal. When poured down the drain, FOG will cool, harden, and clog the sewer system. Instead, help protect our pipes by pouring FOG into a container, such as an old coffee can, and let it harden before disposing it into the trash.

To learn more about how you can help protect the City’s sewer system, visit our Fats, Oils, Grease page.
Water Year Summary 2021
Like many cities throughout the state, Ventura’s water supplies have been impacted by extremely low rainfall in 2021. During the 2021 Water Year (October 2020 through September 2021), the City of Ventura received only 3.44 inches of rain compared to a normal water year’s 14.73 inches, resulting in the driest year on record. While Lake Casitas level has been reduced to 33% of capacity and supply from the Ventura River has been curtailed, the City’s continued conservation efforts and access to multiple local sources have helped to mitigate the impacts of the drought. The City is pursuing two water supply projects to help further diversify our water portfolio: the State Water Interconnection Project and the VenturaWaterPure Program.

Ventura Water extends its sincere appreciation to our customers for their continued commitment to improved water efficiency as the State of California shifts towards “making water conservation a California way of life”. In 2020, Ventura Water customers reduced their water consumption by an annual average of 23 percent compared to pre-drought years and to-date in 2021 by an average of 20 percent. 

Each year following the rainy season staff evaluates the City’s water supply and demand while considering challenges, uncertainties and reliability associated with Ventura’s water sources through the annual Comprehensive Water Resources Report.

For more information the City's water supply, visit the Water Shortage Update page.
Seeking Gardening Series Instructors
Ventura Water is seeking qualified and enthusiastic instructors for the 2022 Water Wise Gardening series. The City of Ventura hosts several water wise and sustainable gardening classes free to the public. Classes are held approximately once a month on Saturday mornings.

For more information and to apply visit here.
Water Commission
The public is invited to electronically join us for the upcoming Water Commission Meeting on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Please note that the December Water Commission Meeting has been canceled.

For more information view the full Meeting Agenda here.