Important Water Quality Report
The Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is an annual water quality report that provides a snapshot of where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies.

The 2019 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is available in English and Spanish here. You may request a printed version by contacting Customer Care at or

Attention landlords, businesses, schools and other groups: Please share this information with tenants, students and other water users at your location.

Ventura Water is committed to delivering a safe and reliable supply of drinking water that meets or exceeds all water quality and health standards 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
State Water Interconnection Project Milestone!
At the June 25, 2019 Water Commission Meeting, Water Commission made a recommendation that the City Council certify the State Water Interconnection Project's Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

Next Steps: City Council will be receiving the Final EIR report for certification on July 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

The State Water Interconnection Project would provide Ventura a physical connection to high quality drinking water we have owned rights to since 1971, but lacked the infrastructure to access. This project would supplement anticipated cutbacks from local water supply sources and enable deliveries between regional agencies during emergencies.
City Council Confirms
Stage 3 Water Shortage Event
On June 10, 2019, City Council received the 2019 Comprehensive Water Resources Report (CWRR) and confirmed the City will remain in a Stage 3 Water Shortage Event. The CWRR, an annual report that evaluates the City’s water supply and demand, is used along with the Water Shortage Event Contingency Plan to determine the City’s current water shortage event stage.

Water and Sewer rates are not increasing in fiscal year 2019-2020. Existing Stage 3 Water Shortage Rates (implemented in 2015) remain in effect. It is anticipated that later this year the City will begin a public process to evaluate and plan for future water and sewer rates. Ventura Water will continue to implement a transparent and accountable process that solicits input and feedback from stakeholders, customers, Water Commission and City Council.

Stage 3 Water Shortage Event mandates 20% conservation and requires residents to:
  • Water only between the hours of 6:00 pm and 9:00 am
  • Eliminate outdoor water waste and runoff
  • Repair leaks within 48 hours
  • Limit running sprinkler systems to 2 days a week
  • Use a shut off hose nozzle when watering landscapes
  • Do not wash or hose down hardscapes such as driveways and sidewalks
For many years, Ventura Water customers have done an outstanding job meeting and exceeding conservation goals. In 2018, Ventura reduced its water consumption by an annual average of 24% when compared to pre-drought years.
Despite these successes, local water supply sources continue to be challenged by environmental, regulatory, operational and legal challenges. Additionally, we have experienced increased drought impacts to local water supplies.

For this reason, the City is proposing two major water supply projects, the State Water Interconnection Project and VenturaWaterPure, that would supplement existing water supplies and provide solutions to future supply challenges. Visit to learn more.
Do-It-Yourself Irrigation
Saturday, July 13, 2019
10:00-11:30 am
Green Thumb Nursery
1899 Victoria Ave, Ventura
RSVP here.

Learn how to repair, maintain and change your irrigation system. Review how to convert pop up spray to drip, replace broken sprinklers, fix high water pressure and repair broken pipes.
Dear Valued Customers,

I am proud to announce Gina Dorrington as Ventura Water's Assistant General Manager of Operations.   

Since 2014, Gina has worked as Ventura Water's Wastewater Utility Manager. Gina is an industry professional with 17 years of experience in both water and wastewater services.

Over her career, Gina has served in many different roles including a Laboratory Analyst, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Collection System Worker, and Plant Operator. She has experience operating and managing systems ranging from 100-year-old water and wastewater infrastructure to advanced purification technology.

Gina is enthusiastic to support the City as we continue to pursue sustainable water solutions through innovative water treatment technologies. Through her leadership, Ventura Water will continue to provide reliable and quality services for future generations.
Susan Rungren
Ventura Water
General Manager
View employment opportunities with the City of Ventura here .