Summer Open House Success!
Over 300 members of the public turned out to tour the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility and learn more about the proposed VenturaWaterPure Project- a future water supply project that aims to diversity Ventura’s local water supplies by recovering, purifying, and reusing water that is currently discharged into the Santa Clara River Estuary.

The evening kicked off with Mayor Matt LaVere welcoming the community to the event. “This treatment facility has supported our community for more than 60 years. We want you to tour the facility and see first-hand the infrastructure and processes involved in treating wastewater to protect public health and the environment,” said Mayor LaVere.

Guests were broken up into groups and led through the treatment plant with tours ending with a short video showcasing the need for a resilient, long term water supply solution in Ventura. To cap off the night, guests were given the opportunity to taste bottled advanced purified water from Orange County’s Indirect Potable Reuse system and pose for photos!

Learn more the City’s proposed water supply projects here.
New Indoor Conservation Program!
Do you have to wait for the water to warm up before you take a shower? Tired of wasting water? For a limited time, Ventura Water is offering qualifying customers a free instant hot water recirculating pump! The system connects to existing plumbing at the water heater to provide instant hot water to every faucet and shower!

To learn more and apply visit here.

For more indoor conservation programs check out the new High Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program and Washing Machine Rebate Program.
Available Now
Final Environmental Impact Report
The City of Ventura, as the Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Ventura Water Supply Projects.

The proposed projects would protect the ecology of the Santa Clara River Estuary and develop additional water supply sources to enhance water supply reliability. View the Ventura Water Supply Projects' Final EIR here. 

The Final EIR is scheduled to be presented at:

Water Commission
Tuesday, 9/24 at 5:30 pm
City Hall, Community Meeting Room

Join Ventura Water for an update on proposed projects to secure Ventura's Water Supply Future at:

College Area Community Council
Wednesday, 9/25 at 7:00 pm
Wright Event Center
57 Day Road, Ventura, CA.

Midtown Community Council
Thursday, 10/10 at 7:00 pm
Grace Church
Cooper Hall, 65 S. MacMillan Ave. Ventura, CA.

Pierpont Bay Community Council
Tuesday, 10/15 at 7:00 pm
Ventura County Credit Union
2575 Vista Del Mar Drive

It is anticipated that the Final EIR will go before City Council for certification at the regularly scheduled October 14, 2019 meeting.
Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater
Saturday, October 19
10:00-11:30 am
Avenue Adult Center
550 N. Ventura Ave.
RSVP here.

Learn how to install and maintain a simple laundry-to-landscape greywater irrigation system and discover the benefits, best practices, and code requirements.
View employment opportunities with the City of Ventura here .  

Dear Valued Customers,

I’d like to personally thank the hundreds of families, residents, and community members who attended the Summer Open House event in August to learn more about the proposed VenturaWaterPure Project.

This event would not have been possible without our committed event sponsors Nossaman LLP, Carollo Engineers, Hopkins Goundwater Consultants, and Kennedy Jenks Consulting.

I would like to give a shout out to our tour guides and amazing staff for all their hard work on Summer Open House event.

Additionally, I’d like to extend my sincere appreciation to our neighboring agencies, the City of Oxnard, City of Morro Bay, the City of Pismo Beach, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, and the Central Coast Chapter - WateReuse Association, who hosted event booths and showcased their innovative potable reuse projects.

Ventura Water is proud to stand along these, and many other forward-thinking agencies across California, in the quest to provide high quality and sustainable water for future generations. Many years of planning, research, and stakeholder meetings have positioned the City of Ventura to be a leader in water reuse.

In fact, earlier this month, the City of Ventura's VenturaWaterPure Demonstration Facility was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Water Reuse Draft Action Plan as a model for public outreach and communications.

Back in 2015, the VenturaWaterPure Demonstration Facility tested advanced treatment on a small portion of the City's tertiary-treated effluent to prove the concept of water reuse.

The Demonstration Facility hosted over 60 tours and conducted hundreds of surveys. The Demonstration Facility met all potable water quality goals and allowed the public to understand and gain confidence in water reuse technologies.

Ventura Water will continue to offer interesting and engaging opportunities for the public to get involved in the world of water.
Susan Rungren
Ventura Water
General Manager