Dear Valued Customer,
Understanding and monitoring our water supply and demand is essential to managing a stable and reliable water system to support the community and future economic growth.
Each year following the rainy season, staff evaluates the City’s water supply and demand while considering challenges, uncertainties and reliability associated with Ventura’s water sources through the annual Comprehensive Water Resources Report (CWRR).
In the upcoming months, the Water Commission will be reviewing the 2020 CWRR and providing staff with recommendations. Members of the public are encouraged to attend these meetings to provide input and learn more about local water resource management.
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
It is anticipated that Water Commission will receive the Final Draft 2020 CWRR in April and City Council will receive the Final report in May.
As a reminder, the City of Ventura currently remains in a Stage 3 Water Shortage Event. We are proud to highlight after 6 years of persistent local water shortage conditions, Ventura residents continue to conserve!
In 2019, the City’s water demand was down 26% compared to pre-drought years. On behalf of Ventura Water staff I extend my sincere appreciation to our customers for helping us protect local water resources through conservation and water efficient best practices.
For more information on the Stage 3 Water Shortage visit