Water: Take 1 Film Festival
The 8th Annual Water: Take 1 Film Festival presents water-themed short films that showcase critical water issues as well as community efforts in water conservation, resource management, and sustainability.
March 12, 2020
6:00 pm for drinks and appetizers
Museum of Ventura County
100 East Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001

Community Foundation Award
MERITO Foundation

Innovative Business Award
Harvest Cafe

Pioneering Organization Award
Orange County Water District
Accepting Applications for
Green Schools Award
In honor of Earth Day, Ventura Water and
Environmental Sustainability recognize local schools who demonstrate environmental leadership. The Green Schools Award offers full or partial funding for projects that promote sustainability and water conservation on campus.

Administrators, teachers, and students are invited to complete a simple application to be considered. Winners will be recognized in front of City Council.

Apply for the Green Schools Award here.
Note from a Ventura Resident
Ventura resident, Carol Alvarado, shares her experience with the Instant Hot Water Recirculating Pump Program.

"I had the system installed yesterday and it's absolutely fantastic. It was totally worth it and I'm so pleased to have the convenience in the house and to know we are saving gallons of water too."

The recirculating hot water pump connects to existing plumbing and provides instant hot water to every faucet and shower, saving residents up to 15,000 gallons per year!

Currently, there is a wait list for the program. Ventura Water customers are encouraged to apply should funds become available in the future. Learn more here.
Cornucopia Community Garden
on Telephone Rd. between
Johnson Dr. & Ramelli Ave.
Workshop times: 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am

Ventura residents are invited to attend a free home-composting workshop. Workshop attendees will take home premium mulch and compost.

Residents that are already experts at home composting are welcome to pick up free mulch and compost after completing an on-site survey.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own shovels and containers. Limit of 150 gallons per household. Free material is subject to availability.

For more information call Environmental Sustainability at 805-652-4525.
View employment opportunities with the City of Ventura here.  

Dear Valued Customer,
I have exciting news! Ventura Water was recently recognized at the state-level for its community outreach efforts.

Last summer, Ventura Water hosted its first ever Summer Open House event at the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility. Over 300 members of the public toured the City of Ventura’s wastewater treatment plant and learned about the VenturaWaterPure project.
Earlier this year, the Summer Open House event was recognized as Community Engagement and Outreach Project of the Year by the California Water Environment Association’s (CWEA) Tri-Counties Section.

On February 21, 2020, it was announced that the Summer Open House placed second in the State of California for its outreach efforts. Ventura Water will be honored at the CWEA’s Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada in March 2020. 
The Summer Open House was an opportunity to showcase all the hard work and technology that goes into treating the community’s wastewater along with Ventura’s plans to provide a local, sustainable water supply through the VenturaWaterPure Project. 
This summer we hope to keep the tradition running! We look forward to providing additional opportunities for the community to tour Ventura Water’s trusted facilities. 

Susan Rungren
Ventura Water
General Manager
In an effort to ensure the community has access to correct and accurate information about the pending Ventura River Watershed adjudication lawsuit, the City has developed a website dedicated exclusively to this issue.

This website will act as the main hub for all updates from the City pertaining to the ongoing litigation, settlement discussions and information on how it impacts you.

You’ll find an overview and timeline of what has led us here today, a comprehensive, regularly updated FAQ section that addresses many of the concerns that have been expressed, a resource page that provides links to recordings of our public meetings, and a news section which will provide you with the latest updates.

For additional information visit here.