Attend an Important Water Commission Meeting

State Water Interconnection • Environmental Impact Report•  June 25, 2019 • 5:30pm • City Hall • Community Meeting Room 202
Securing Ventura's Water Supply Future
Despite a rainy winter, the City recognizes the need for a diversified water supply that will meet long term demands. Over the last decade, we have seen increased drought impacts to surface and groundwater supplies. Despite improved conservation our community will need 30 percent more water supply in the future.

Two innovative solutions have been proposed-
The State Water Interconnection would help address anticipated cutbacks in existing local supply sources (Lake Casitas, Ventura River, and groundwater basins) and establish a connection to facilitate deliveries between regional agencies during times of emergency.

The VenturaWaterPure Project would secure a rain-independent, locally-owned water source while preserving sensitive habitat and endangered species.

Together, these proposed projects provide a long term solution to maintain diversified water supplies, improve water quality, and meet future water needs.
A New Look For Ventura County Gardening Website! is an online resource with water wise landscape design ideas, plant lists, garden galleries and much more!

Interested in replacing your lawn with a low-water landscape? Ventura Water offers a $2 per square foot rebate. Apply  here.
Meter Upgrade Project
Ventura Water’s Meter Upgrade Project is underway with over 8,200 smart meters successfully installed to date.  The meter installation contractor will be working in the Westside/Ventura Avenue area over the next two months. View the  interactive map to find out when contractors will be installing meters in your neighborhood.

Coming soon - Home Connect- a new online water use tracker- will allow customers to view their daily water usage and receive notifications when a leak is detected. Customers can sign-up here to receive a notification once the portal goes live. 

Learn more about the Meter Upgrade Project.
Garden Walking Tour
Saturday, June 8, 2019
10:00-11:30 am
336 Sanjon Road
RSVP here.

Join Surfrider Foundation to learn about the fundamentals and benefits of an Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG). Wear your walking shoes! We will be meeting at the Sanjon Maintenance Yard. Water Wise experts will lead the group on a garden tour through the neighborhood. A ttendees will receive a free California Landscape Design Handbook!
What Does Stage 3 Mean for Customers?
City of Ventura remains in a Stage 3 Water Shortage Event with 20% conservation goal and drought rates in place. Thank you for partnering with us to protect and preserve our local water resources through conservation and water efficient best practices. 

As a reminder, under a Stage 3 Water Shortage Event customers are required to:

  • Repair leaks within 48 hours
  • Water only between the hours of 6:00 pm and 9:00 am
  • Limit running sprinkler systems to 2 days a week
  • Use a shut-off hose nozzle when hand watering landscapes
  • Eliminate outdoor water waste and runoff
  • Do not wash or hose down hardscapes such as driveways and sidewalks
  • Do not run fountains unless water is recirculating     

For more information visit here.
Water Commission Recruitment
Have an interest in water and wastewater planning, reporting, capital improvement, finances, or overall policy? The City is recruiting people to serve on the City’s Water Commission! 

The application deadline has been extended to June 17, 2019. For more information and to apply, please visit the City’s Recruitment webpage or stop by the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall.

Water Commission is held the 4th Tuesday every month at 5:30 pm in Community Meeting Room at City Hall.
View employment opportunities with the City of Ventura here .  

Dear Valued Customers,

Small changes have big impacts! Ventura Water customers have been long standing leaders in water conservation. To date, over 500 residents have replaced their lawns with water wise landscapes, over 400 have installed smart irrigation controllers, and more 7,000 high efficiency sprinkler nozzles have been distributed for a total water savings of approximately 24 million gallons per year!

Collectively, these efforts have put Ventura on the map as a pioneering community. Ventura Water’s smart irrigation controller program was recently recognized at the State level for its success and innovation. The Associate of California Water Agencies featured Ventura residents in a film highlighting water agencies helping Californians embrace water efficiency as a way of life. Be sure to view the film here.

Ventura Water is committed to partnering with you to be more water efficient in and around your residence or business.  We offer a variety of rebates and incentives designed to help you save water! Additionally, residents are invited to come by our office at 336 Sanjon Road to pick up efficiency fixtures such as low-flow shower heads, aerators, and hose nozzles. If you need support identifying ways to save water at home, schedule a free consultation by calling 805-667-6500.

Ventura Water will continue to provide creative programs and resources to help our community continue forward on the path of efficiency and sustainability. Stay tuned for new programs coming this Summer!
Susan Rungren
Ventura Water
General Manager
Susan Rungren Promoted to Ventura Water General Manager!

Mrs. Rungren began her career with the City of Ventura in 1999 as a Utilities Engineer. She served as the Water Resource Manager for seven years and was appointed to Ventura Water Assistant General Manager in May 2018.

She is a licensed Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University. In her new role, Mrs. Rungren will oversee water and wastewater operations, and work to meet long term water supply demands.