Public Meeting and Draft Environmental Impact Report
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Ventura City Hall
Community Meeting Room (Room 202)
501 Poli Street Ventura, CA 93001

The City of Ventura recently released a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Ventura Water Supply Projects. Stakeholders, interested persons, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend a public meeting to receive an overview and submit written comments. Written comments are due no later than April 22, 2019.
The City of Ventura is currently in the planning phases for the proposed VenturaWaterPure  project which includes the construction of an Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF) for potable reuse. Potable reuse is the proven use of recycled water to supplement drinking water supplies.

After years of special studies, environmental assessment, demonstration facility testing, and stakeholder meetings, the City determined the best way to enhance environmental protection while improving local water quality and supply reliability is to divert highly treated wastewater discharges for reuse. The construction of a locally owned state-of-the-art AWPF will provide highly purified drinking water and a long-term drought resilient water supply solution.

The Ventura Water Supply Project's Draft EIR is available here.
Water: Take 1 Film Festival Recognizes Local "Difference Makers"
In celebration of World Water Day, the City honored local water heroes at the 7th Annual Water: Take 1 Film Festival. Honorees were recognized for doing their part to protect natural resources and bring awareness to water.

The event, which was held at the Buenaventura Banquet Center, commenced with live music, food, and drinks followed by an award presentation and screening of water-themed short documentaries. Ventura Water Interim General Manager, Susan Rungren welcomed guests before kicking off the film screenings.

Event sponsors Hopkins Groundwater Consultants, and Kennedy Jenks Consultants recognized Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Garden program for partnering with students at Ventura High School to replace over 1,000 square feet of lawn with a water wise garden. The new landscape was designed to save water, prevent stormwater pollution, and act as a demonstration garden for the public. 

Representatives from Nossoman LLP presented the Community Organization Award to Ron and Barbara Barrett for their leadership in protecting local watersheds and inspiring youth to care for the environment. For more than 30 years, the couple has volunteered as site leaders for the annual Coastal Cleanup Day.

CLEAN International, whose mission is the eradication of waterborne illness and an end to the daily walk for water worldwide, was presented the National Foundation Award by Carollo Engineers. CLEAN, a Ventura-based non-profit organization, advocates for clean, sustainable, and convenient water and sanitation around the world.

View the films of this year's winners at
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Outreach Team
Ventura Water’s Outreach Team is composed of a diverse set of staff members dedicated to public education and community engagement. Come visit us to learn about employment opportunities, improvement projects, upcoming public meetings, and conservation programs!

Ventura College Career Fair
Tuesday, April 16
10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Ventura College

Earth Day Ecofest
Saturday, April 27
10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Plaza Park, Ventura, CA  

Chamber of Commerce Business Expo.
Thursday, May 16
4:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Four Points Sheraton
Ventura, CA
Dear Valued Customers,

Thank you to all who joined us for the 7 th Annual Water: Take 1 Film Festival. The night truly encompassed Ventura’s spirit of community and collaboration . This year’s honorees exemplify the critical efforts of community members that inspire change through forward thinking water conscious actions and initiatives.

This event would not be possible without our passionate and committed sponsors Nossaman LLP, Carollo Engineers, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, and Hopkins Groundwater Consultants. We were privileged to have distinguished guests, Michelle Sevilla, representative for Assemblymember Monique Limón and members of the Water Commission, join us to recognize and honor our local "difference makers".

Lastly, thank you to our community organizations, professionals, and members of the public who stand with us to protect and improve our local water supplies for future generations.  

We look forward to growing our circle of partners, sponsors and participants who are passionate about the value of water. If you are interested in getting involved with Water: Take 1 please visit In an ever changing world one thing remains the same: water is precious and vital to life.

Susan Rungren
Ventura Water
Interim General Manager
IPM & Beneficial Insects
Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:00-11:30 am
Avenue Adult Center
550 N Ventura Ave.
RSVP here.

It's a bug-eat-bug world. Learn how to control pests with beneficial insects in your landscape.
To view current employment opportunities with the City of Ventura visit here