Ventura Mayor Matt LaVere
Stage 2 Water Shortage Event
On May 4, 2020, City Council moved to adopt Water Commission’s recommendation to reduce to a lower stage – declaring a Stage 2 Water Shortage Event with a 10% mandatory water conservation goal.

Each year following the rainy season, Ventura Water staff evaluates the current conditions of each of the City’s water supply sources – Lake Casitas, Ventura River, and local groundwater basins in the Comprehensive Water Resources Report (CWRR). This report also p rovides an annual look at the City’s current demand trends or the measure of the total amount of water used by customers along with anticipating future needs. 

The supply figures are then applied to the triggers outlined in the Water Shortage Event Contingency Plan (WSECP) to determine the City’s appropriate stage. The WSECP was developed in 2014 by staff along with citizen members of the Water Shortage Task Force to provide guidance and actions to be taken during droughts and major emergencies.

We continue to acknowledge that the City’s 100% local water supplies remain vulnerable to environmental, regulatory, operational, and legal constraints.
For these reasons, making conservation a way of life remains a top priority. Our customers who have consistently exceeded Stage 3 mandatory 20% savings, conserving an average of 23% over the last five years.
During Stage 2, Ventura Water will continue to offer rebate and incentive programs to equip customers to maintain water-efficient practices. The Stage 2 rate adjustment will become effective July 1, 2020.

For more information visit our Water Shortage Update webpage.
Home Connect- Online Water Tracker
As part of the Meter Upgrade Project , Ventura Water is proud to introduce Home Connect , a new online water tracking tool that enables customers to view their daily water usage and receive leak detection notifications.

If you have a new smart meter, sign up for Home Connect today! View the Meter Update Project page for more information.
A Once-in-a-Decade Opportunity
The 2020 Census is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to help our community. Census data determines California’s federal funding for important community services such as funding allocations for schools, child care programs, road maintenance projects, and social assistance programs, and ensures fair representation of California in Washington D.C.

The Census is more than a population count. It's an opportunity to shape our community's future. You can make a diff erence in Ventura County b y taking the 2020 Census today at .

For more information on the Census, visit .
City Services Updates- COVID-19
Visit the City's COVID-19 webpage for latest updates and information on City services including resources for seniors, businesses, and the community during this dynamic situation.

For more COVID-19 updates, visit the County of Ventura at .