Dear Valued Customers,
Understanding our local water supply provides clarity to the question of why is the City of Ventura still in a Water Shortage Event while other areas in the State are not. As a reminder, the City considers local water supply conditions when determining whether a water shortage exists. The City’s three primary sources, Ventura River, Lake Casitas and groundwater basins, continue to be challenged by environmental, regulatory, operational, and legal constraints.
The City of Ventura reviews numerous databases and utilizes multiple resources when evaluating water supply availability from year to year. The Comprehensive Water Resources Report (CWRR) along with the City’s Water Shortage Event Contingency Plan is used to evaluate and determine the City’s water shortage event stage.
In September 2015 Ventura declared a Stage 3 Water Shortage Event and has remained in this stage to date with 20% mandatory conservation and drought rates enacted. Staff presented the 2019 Draft CWRR to Water Commission in March and April, which recommends Ventura continue at this stage through 2019
The Final 2019 CWRR will be brought to City Council by the end of June 2019.
On behalf of Ventura Water staff, I would like to extend a sincere “thank you” to Ventura Water customers who continue to do their part in making conservation a way of life. In 2018, customers reduced their water consumption by an annual average of 24% when compared to pre-drought years.
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