COVID-19 Utility Billing Policies Ending April 30, 2022
Due to the State lifting the COVID-19 billing moratorium mandate, Ventura Water will resume its normal billing procedures starting on Sunday, May 1, 2022. This will include assessing late fees, door tag fees, and eventual water shutoffs for non-payments. Ventura Water remains committed to providing support to customers undergoing financial hardships. For questions or to discuss payment options, please call Ventura Water's customer care team at (805) 667-6500.
Spring Irrigation Tune-Up
Spring is here! Spring's arrival means longer days and warmer weather. Now is a perfect time to inspect irrigation, make repairs, and adjust irrigation timers. Here are some simple tips to make sure that your irrigation is ready for spring.

  • Set your irrigation controller's clock one hour ahead to account for the time change and replace batteries.
  • Set watering times for early mornings or late evenings to reduce evaporation.
  • Inspect the system while its running to check for leaks, overspray, or any broken components.
  • Adjust and make repairs!

Looking for other ways to save this spring? Apply today for a free smart irrigation controller, high efficiency sprinkler nozzles, and drip irrigation retrofit with professional installation. Click here to find out more about Ventura Water rebates and incentives.

Ventura Water extends its sincere appreciation to Ventura residents for their continued commitment to improved water efficiency as the State of California shifts towards “making water conservation a California way of life”.  
Student Art Contest
Know a student artist between kindergarten and 5th grade? If so, have them enter the City's 1st annual student art contest! All students who reside in or attend a school in the City of Ventura are eligible to participate in the contest. Winning artwork will be included in the 2023 Watershed Awareness Calendar. 

This year's topics include:
  • Conserve Our Water
  • Only Rain Down the Drain!
  • Prevent Litter
  • Protect Our Watershed
  • Respect Our Oceans and Beaches

To Win, Your Artwork Must:
  • Follow one of the watershed awareness topics.
  • Be submitted on 8.5" x 11" paper in horizontal orientation.
  • Include a signed parental/ guardian consent form.

Submit Your Artwork
  • All artwork will be collected from participating schools on May 2, 2022.
  • Students can also drop off artwork at the City's Sanjon Maintenance Yard lobby located at 336 Sanjon Rd, Ventura, CA 93001 by May 2, 2022

For more information, or to download the flyer, click here.
Wastewater Treatment - Process Flow: Anaerobic Digesters
Last month we took a closer look at our Clarifiers, which separate heavier solids from water and lighter materials. This month let’s look at the path our heavier solids take during our treatment process.

These solids make their way to our anaerobic digesters to become activated sludge. You can think of these tanks as being the stomachs of wastewater. They work in a very similar fashion, activating the sludge with microorganisms, much like those present in your own stomach, to breakdown the solids and other contaminants into biosolids.

Once dewatered, biosolids can be hauled off and safely used as fertilizers in agriculture. However, when hazardous (and illegal) materials are sent down the drain they can contaminate our biosolids, which must be sent to a landfill instead of being recycled into rich fertilizers. 

Though Ventura Water has many operational check points and compliance staff to prevent contamination, we also ask our residents to keep this in mind when sending things down the drain. Remember, think before you flush and only flush the 3 P’s - pee, poo and paper!

To learn more about the City's wastewater treatment process, visit our Wastewater page.
2022 Gardening Series -
Drought Tolerant Gardening 101
Join us Saturday, April 9, 2022, for next month's gardening class! Attendees of the Drought Tolerant Gardening 101 class will learn all about drought tolerant gardening, from plant choices and soil, to mulch and irrigation.

Classes are free to the public and held on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Register for the Drought Tolerant Gardening 101 class here!
View employment opportunities with the City of Ventura here. 

Water Commission
The public is invited to electronically join us for the upcoming Water Commission Meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.

Click here for meeting agendas and more information.