Summer Open House
August 29, 2019
Ventura Water Reclamation Facility
1400 Spinnaker Dr. Ventura, CA 93001
August 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Join us at this unique community event! Tour Ventura Water's wastewater treatment facility, meet industry leaders, hear from regional partners, and learn about Ventura's future water solutions.

Adults and youths are welcome! Food and refreshments will be provided. The MERITO Foundation will be leading bird watching activities for kids! Please arrive at 4:00 pm to participate.

4:00-4:20 pm          Welcome, Food, Refreshments
4:20-6:20 pm          1st Tour
4:30-6:30 pm          2nd Tour
4:40-6:40 pm          3rd Tour
4:50-6:50 pm          4th Tour
5:00-7:00 pm          5th Tour 

Please note the last tour will begin at 5:00 pm. The schedule is subject to change. Space is limited. RSVP is required.
Flowers in Low Water Gardens
Saturday, August 10, 2019
10:00-11:30 am
Green Thumb Nursery
1899 Victoria Ave, Ventura
RSVP here.

This class will cover a variety of perennials, colorful shrubs, flowering succulents, hedges and trees that can help make low-water gardens colorful and attractive all year.
View employment opportunities with the City of Ventura here .  

Betsy Cooper - Ventura Water's New Assistant General Manager
Ventura Water is proud to announce Betsy Cooper as Ventura Water's Assistant General Manager of Strategic Planning and Business Management! Since June of 2018, she has served as Ventura Water’s Water Resource Planning Manager.

Ms. Cooper began her career with the City of Ventura in 1995 as an Associate Engineer in the Engineering Division of Public Works. Prior to working for the City, she worked seven years for Boyle Engineering Corporation in Ventura working primarily on the planning and design of water systems. During her time at the City she has had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects including serving as Construction Manager for the Ventura Community Park and Ventura River Bike Trail projects, and Project Manager for the Olivas Adobe Seismic Retrofit and Restoration Project. Her passions have always been working on water related projects. She has been instrumental in guiding the State Water Interconnection Project forward.

Ms. Cooper is a licensed Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis. Her professional affiliations include the American Public Works Association (APWA), American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association, and Association of California Water Agencies. She currently holds the office of President-Elect for the Ventura County Chapter of APWA.

In her new role, Ms. Cooper will oversee Water Resources Planning, Water and Wastewater Capital Improvement and Land Development projects, Utility Billing, Communications, Water Conservation, the Meter Upgrade project, and the Department's asset management system.
2019 Public Health Goals Report
Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 4:00-6:00 pm
City of Ventura Maintenance Yard
336 Sanjon Road, Ventura, CA

Ventura Water will hold a public meeting to address public comment regarding the 2019 Public Health Goals (PHG) Report. All Ventura Water customers and interested persons are invited to be present and be heard. 

The 2019 PHG Report is based on water quality analyses performed during calendar years 2016, 2017, and 2018. This Report is available for public review here.
Dear Valued Customers,

Studies indicate that despite improved conservation, Ventura will need 30% more water as early as 2035. Due to the impacts of frequent and prolonged drought, environmental, regulatory, operational, and legal challenges, the City remains focused on implementing projects that diversify our local water supply portfolio and secure water for future generations.

No single solution will address the totality of these challenges, requiring and adaptive management approach. Like other California water providers, Ventura Water has spent years researching, collecting data, and strategizing to identify safe and sustainable ways to meet the long term water supply demands of our community.

VenturaWaterPure is a proposed, potable reuse project that will recover, treat and reuse water that is currently discharged into the Santa Clara River Estuary.

Why must the City act now? The City is required by a Federal Consent Decree to begin diverting highly treated wastewater effluent flows from the Santa Clara River Estuary to beneficial reuse by 2025. Not meeting this deadline could subject the City to costly fines.

The proposed VenturaWaterPure project would allow the City t o remain in compliance with regulations and provide a local drought resilient water supply to meet future water supply needs.

I would like to personally invite you to attend Ventura Water's  Summer Open House Event to tour the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility and learn more about the proposed VenturaWaterPure Project.
Susan Rungren
Ventura Water
General Manager