The 8th Annual Water: Take 1 Film Festival presents water-themed short films that showcase critical water issues as well as community efforts in water conservation, resource management, and sustainability.

Join us March 12, 2020
6:00 pm for drinks and appetizers
Ventura County Museum
100 East Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001
Announcing NEW 2020
Gardening Series!
Ventura Water and Environmental Sustainability are excited to announce the 2020 gardening series. The series focuses on sustainable and water wise gardening and landscape techniques.

Classes are free to the public and held on Saturdays from 10:00 am- 11:30 am. Register for classes here.

March Mulch Madness
March 7- Cornucopia Community Garden

Nov. 14- Cornucopia Community Garden
Community Engagement and Outreach Project of the Year
Ventura Water's Summer Open House was recognized by the California Water Environmental Association's Tri Counties Section as the Community Engagement and Outreach Project of the Year! The event brought hundreds of community members to the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility to tour the wastewater treatment plant and learn about future water supply solutions. Learn more about the event here.

Additionally, Ventura Water's Haili Matsukawa was awarded the Community Engagement and Outreach Person of the Year for her leadership on education and outreach efforts!
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).

The CWRR is used along with the Water Shortage Event Contingency Plan to evaluate the City’s current water shortage stage.
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 here.

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 here.  

Susan Rungren
Ventura Water
General Manager