In May, City Council approved the Annual Comprehensive Water Resources Report and a Water Shortage Event Update.
The report evaluates the City’s water supply and demand, while considering future needs, challenges and uncertainties relating to Ventura’s water supply reliability.
The results of the 2021 CWRR indicate that the City of Ventura’s projected water supply is 16,345 acre-feet (AF) and projected water demand is 15,631 AF, indicating that the City of Ventura is currently not experiencing a water shortage event.
Ventura Water customers’ continued water conservation efforts have allowed the City to avoid a critical water shortage situation. Over the last five years, Ventura residents have consistently exceeded conservation goals, conserving an average of 22 percent compared to usage in 2013.
While the City’s supply projections account for this year’s record low rainfall, customers are encouraged to maintain their current level of conservation as Ventura’s local water supplies continue to be vulnerable due to drought, regulatory, operational, and legal challenges.