Saving Water Indoors Matters Too!
Ventura Water now offers cash rebates to customers who have purchased a high efficiency toilet or washing machine on or after January 1, 2019.

Receive a $100 rebate for the purchase of a high efficiency toilet with a gallons per flush (GPF) rating of 1.1 GPF or less. View list of qualifying toilets here.
To apply submit the following materials:

  1. Complete Application and Terms and Conditions here.
  2. Original Receipts
  3. Copy of Ventura Water Bill
  4. Signed W-9 Form here.

Mail to:
Ventura Water Toilet Rebate
336 Sanjon Road
Ventura, CA 93002
Receive a $150 rebate for the purchase of a high efficiency washing machine with a water factor of 3.7 or less. View list of qualifying washing machines  here.
To apply submit the following materials:

  1. Complete Application and Terms and Conditions here.
  2. Original Receipts
  3. Copy of Ventura Water Bill
  4. Signed W-9 Form here.

Mail to:
Ventura Water Washing Machine Rebate
336 Sanjon Road
Ventura, CA 93002

*Rebates subject to funding availability and administered on a first come first served basis.
Ventura Water Staff Tours the World's Largest Advanced Water Purification System for Potable Reuse
Earlier this Summer Ventura Water staff toured the world’s largest advanced water purification system for potable reuse – Orange County Water District’s (OCWD) Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) located in Fountain Valley CA. Operational since 2008, the GWRS originally produced 70 million gallons a day (MGD) of highly purified water. In 2015, the project expanded and currently produces 100 MGD with future plans to expand to 130 MGD by 2023. 
 
The GWRS has become an essential component in the provision of reliable drinking water for Orange County. A joint project of the OCWD and the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD), treated wastewater is lifted and gravity fed to the GWRS instead of being discharged into the Pacific Ocean. The GWRS uses a three step advanced purification process consisting of microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light with hydrogen peroxide. 
 
As a pioneer of Indirect Potable Reuse (IPR) – the process of blending advanced treated recycled water by injecting it into groundwater basins, Orange County reaps the benefit of having a reliable supply of high quality water available even during prolonged drought conditions. Today the GWRS is one of the most celebrated water reuse projects in the world and serves as an example to many other cities and water agencies across California as a water supply success story – by developing a dependable water supply from a resource that formerly was wasted to the ocean. 
 
To learn more about the GWRS or to schedule a tour visit here.
Green School Program
 is Back in Session!
With the start of the school year, Ventura Water's Green Schools Program is back in session providing education to classrooms across the City! Last year, Ventura Water reached approximately 6,000 students!

Ventura Water's Green School Program is a free opportunity for students to learn about water resources, conservation, treatment and more! Lesson plans are hands-on, grade-specific and aligned with science standards. To lean more visit here.
Welcome New Water Commission Members!
Ventura Water is proud to welcome two new Water Commission members.
Nova Clite has over 27 years of experience as a hydrogeologist conducting groundwater and surface water cleanups for private and public clients across the United States. Ms. Clite holds a Bachelor of Science in Geosciences and a Master of Science in Geosciences and Hydrogeology from University of Wisconsin. Ms. Clite looks forward to applying her professional skills and knowledge to solving Ventura's long-term water supply challenges.
Susan Mulligan has over 35 years of experience managing water resources along with extensive experience building, operating, and maintaining water infrastructure. Most recently, Ms. Mulligan served as the General Manager of Calleguas Municipal Water District where she managed a annual budget of $150 million. Ms. Mulligan holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from University of California. Ms. Mulligan is a long-time Ventura resident looking to use her water resource background to serve the community.
Water Commission is an advisory board that provides recommendations to the Ventura City Council on water related topics such as water rates, water resource management, infrastructures projects, and more! Water Commission meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month at City Hall's Community Meeting Room at 5:30 pm. For more information visit here.
Dear Valued Customers,

Earlier this month, City Council approved the long-awaited State Water Interconnection Project and directed staff to move forward on the project’s final design. This milestone decision demonstrates local leader’s commitment to improving water security for future generations. 
 
The California State Water Project (SWP) is a major water storage and delivery system that extends more than 700 miles or two-thirds the length of California! Through a system of reservoirs, aqueducts, and pumping plants, the SWP delivers nearly 4.2 million acre-feet of water per year to people in the Bay Area, San Joaquin Velley, the Central Coast and Southern California.

Since 1971, the City of Ventura has owned an entitlement of 10,000 acre foot per year of State Water but has lacked infrastructure to access it. Through a seven-mile pipeline, the interconnection project will provide a physical connection to high quality source of drinking water.

Water from the SWP is particularly beneficial during years when Northern California receives a large volume of rain but Southern California remains dry. The interconnection project will allow Ventura to supplement local surface and groundwater sources which have been negatively affected by many years of drought and continued regulatory and legal challenges. 

This project not only benefits Ventura, it allows for beneficial exchange of State Water between partner agencies including Calleguas Municipal Water District, Casitas Municipal Water District and United Water Conservation District. The project is made possible through collaboration between neighboring agencies that share a common goal to enhance local and regional water security.

In the upcoming months staff will be working to finalize the project's design, secure regional agreements, and acquire land for pipeline construction. We remain committed to providing the community with regular project updates as we move forward!
Susan Rungren
Ventura Water
General Manager
Event Full!
We regret to inform the public - the Summer Open House Event at the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility is currently at full capacity.

View employment opportunities with the City of Ventura here .  

Sustainable Community Gardens
Saturday, September 14
10:00-11:30 am
Westpark
250 Harrison Ave
RSVP here.