General Manager's Message

Happy Fall Ventura! It has been a busy start to the season with staff participating in a Special General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) meeting on October 18, 2022. Ventura Water shared with the community how we monitor water supply and demand, and what tools we use in water resource planning to ensure that we have adequate water supply. With sustained conservation levels, planned back up and new water supplies, and development policies such as Net Zero, we are able to sustain development and plan for the future. To learn more about the General Plan update, go to

October 20, 2022, was a national day of action, set aside to "Imagine A Day Without Water." Take a moment to think about what it would be like to not have water when you go to flush your toilet or turn on your tap. What other impacts does water have as you go about the tasks of daily life? You would have to forego that morning cup of coffee. Ask yourself, "What is the value of water?" It is a question we ask ourselves constantly as we perform our duties here at Ventura Water and as we plan and operate for today and for the future.

To learn more visit Imagine A Day Without Water.


Gina Dorrington

Paperless Billing - Easy and Convenient

Paperless billing is an easy way to receive your monthly bill and it clears the clutter of paper bills. Also known as electronic billing or e-billing for short, in simple terms paperless billing means receiving an electronic version of a bill instead of a paper bill. After receiving your water bill by email, you can choose to pay in person, by mail or online. An added convenience to signing up for e-bills are text notifications, where you can pay conveniently from your phone.

Sign up for paperless billing hereFor questions or assistance please call Ventura Water's Customer Care Team at (805) 667-6500.

Gardening Series 

November is for Mulch-Giving

Ventura residents are invited to sign up for our free quarterly mulch and compost giveaway. This event is being held on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at Westpark Community Center. Appointments are required and participants should bring their own containers.

Both mulch and compost are great additions to a home garden or residential landscape. Compost is a nutrient rich soil amendment, which helps improve soil health and supports plant growth. Mulch is used on the top layer of the soil to control weeds, retain moisture, regulate temperature, and make the garden bed look more attractive. 

Make an appointment for this event here.

Wastewater Treatment

Wipes Clog Pipes

While these products have been marketed as “flushable” to consumers, improper disposal of wipes into the sewer system can lead to expensive plumbing repairs, as well as potential sanitary sewer overflows caused by the clogging of pumps in the City’s collection system. Pretty scary! Ventura Water asks that residents continue to do their part and only flush the “3 P’s”- pee, poo and (toilet) paper. Visit our “Think Before You Flush” webpage for information on safe flushing. Happy Halloween!

To learn more about the City's wastewater treatment process, visit our Wastewater page.

Employment Opportunities

View current employment opportunities with the City of Ventura here. 

Water Commission

The public is invited to join us in-person for the upcoming Water Commission Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. at the Ventura City Hall, Community Meeting Room, Second Floor.

Click here for meeting agendas and more information.

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