Mobile Reuse Program
Interested in using recycled water to irrigate your landscape?

The Residential Recycled Water Mobile Reuse Program provides Ventura Water customers with high quality recycled (non-potable) water to use for landscape irrigation. The recycled water is strictly monitored to ensure it meets quality standards for all non-potable uses, which makes it ideal for landscape irrigation, dust control and soil compaction.

To participate in the program and receive recycled water, customers must attend a free training session to obtain a signed permit, and submit a $75 fee to the Treasury Office to complete their permit.

Ventura Water customers can bring their completed permit to the Fill Station located at 1400 Spinnaker Drive to fill their approved and labeled container(s) with recycled water. The minimum container size/volume is five gallons, and the maximum is 300 gallons. The recycled water must be used the same day, and cannot be stored longer than 24 hours.

Learn more about the Mobile Reuse Program, or sign up for a training here.
“Flushable” Wipes are NOT Flushable
On October 6, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 818 into law requiring all packaging for diaper wipes, cleaning wipes, and cosmetic wipes to display clear “Do Not Flush” warnings starting in July 2022. In addition to disposal labeling on individual packaging, the bill also requires wipe manufacturers to educate the public on the impacts of improper disposal of wipes to the environment and wastewater system.

While these products have previously been marketed as “flushable” to consumers, improper disposal of wipes into the sewer system can lead to expensive plumbing repairs, as well as potential sanitary sewer overflows caused by the clogging of pumps in the City’s collection system. Ventura Water ask that residents continue to do their part and only flush the “3 P’s”- pee, poo and (toilet) paper.
$1.7 Million Federal Grant Awarded to VenturaWaterPure Program
The City of Ventura’s proposed water reuse program, VenturaWaterPure (VWP), anticipates $1.7 million in federal funding from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program. VWP is among a shortlist of projects funded by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, pending Congress’ approval. This award is in addition to the $2.4 million that the City received from the program in 2018.

The VWP program remains in the design phase, with construction anticipated to begin in 2023. Click here to read the full press release.
Imagine A Day Without Water
Ventura Water staff shared why they #ValueWater as part of the Imagine a Day Without Water campaign. On October 21, 2021, thousands of organizations across the country brought awareness to critical need for water infrastructure investment nationwide.

Water is essential to life. Investing in water is investing in the future. Ventura Water continues to pursue projects that maintain vital infrastructure, protect local water resources and secure reliable water supply for generations.

Take this opportunity to reflect on why water is important to you and how you can help care for this precious resource!
Drive-Through Mulch Giving
Join us for our biannual mulch and compost giveaway at the Cornucopia Community Gardens. Participants will need to register in advance for a free home composting workshop before they can pick-up organic mulch and compost donated by Peach Hill Soils.

Saturday, November 13, 2021
10:00 - 11:30 am
Water Commission
The public is invited to electronically join us for the upcoming Water Commission Meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

For more information view the full Meeting Agenda here.