Invest in Ventura's Water and Wastewater Future 
The City's Water and Wastewater Rate Study has determined that responsible investment is needed to:
  • Secure water supply  
  • Improve water quality  
  • Meet regulatory requirements  
  • Repair and replace aging infrastructure  
Visit to learn more about proposed rate adjustments.
Sandy Smith, Former City of Ventura Mayor
Proposed water and wastewater rate changes
During the eight years I sat on the City Council, I served as the City and Council’s representative on the Association of Water Agencies of Ventura County, and for many years, as that Agency’s Vice President. Over those years, I recall how smug I often felt in the knowledge that water from Lake Casitas, the Ventura River, and our groundwater wells allowed our City to avoid many of the challenges other communities faced. 
Those days are behind us. Due to a variety of factors, water from Lake Casitas, the Ventura River, and our groundwater wells can no longer be looked at as a long-term solution to our water needs. More frequent and prolonged droughts have put Ventura’s 100% local water sources at risk. 

Simply stated there is no alternative. Water is life – not only for us as human beings, but for our economy.  For me, it’s a simple decision: Ventura’s residents should support, and Ventura’s Council should approve, a fair level of water rates that can finance the projects needed to ensure our water supply and infrastructure allow our community to evolve without impediment, and as we choose. Read full article.
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Bug of the Month
March's Bug of the Month is the tardigrade water bear. These microorganisms play an important role in keeping protozoa and bacterial populations balanced in our wastewater systems. Tardigrade water bears are almost indestructible and can even survive in outer space!

You can protect the water bear and other helpful organisms by keeping chemicals and pollutants out of the wastewater system. For more information, visit the Think Before You Flush webpage.
One Health: Protecting People, Plants, and Planet
Learn how holistic gardening techniques benefit people, plants, and our planet. Explore the benefits of natural gardening solutions to maintain and improve your garden.
Saturday, March 20
10:00 -11:30 am