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Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government | Why You Should Worry About Recycled Water

Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government | Why You Should Worry About Recycled Water

“  And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way. ” —John Steinbeck, East of Edan For the second time in four years, Ventura Water failed to present scientific findings that challenged its decision on […]

Ventura | The City re-purposes 200,000 gallons of water for local park landscapes

Ventura | The City re-purposes 200,000 gallons of water for local park landscapes

Over the next month, Ventura Water and the Parks, Recreation, and Community Partnerships (PRCP) will work together to re-purpose an estimated 200,000 gallons of water during the annual main line flushing program to irrigate City parks and trees rather than discharging water into streets and storm drains. The City’s water service area is a complex […]

Public Works Director City of Oxnard Responds to ‘A Winning Solution for the City of Oxnard is a Win for Us All’

Public Works Director City of Oxnard Responds to ‘A Winning Solution for the City of Oxnard is a Win for Us All’

    By Rosemarie R. Gaglione It is true that the City of Oxnard is seeking creative solutions to our General Fund budget woes. However, United Water Conservation District Director Sheldon Berger’s recent suggestion to sell Oxnard’s recycled water to United as a way of filling the City’s budget gap is not a viable option. […]

Your Turn: A Winning Solution for the City of Oxnard is a Win for Us All

Your Turn: A Winning Solution for the City of Oxnard is a Win for Us All

    By Sheldon Berger Reports of the City’s $9.2 million shortfall which could result in the closing of Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center, Carnegie Art Museum and the La Colonia Branch Library are disconcerting.  However, there is a solution being offered by United Water Conservation District (United) that would eliminate the City’s budget […]

Simi Valley Council Approves Budget at their June 6th 2016 meeting

Simi Valley Council Approves Budget at their June 6th 2016 meeting

By Debra Tash The Simi Valley City Council voted 5 to 0 to adopt the 2016-17 budget along with the five year capital improvement budget. Staff_Report – Budget With property tax revenue up staff projected a 4.1% increase in the General Fund revenues for Simi Valley for a total of $65,319,600. There are 87 projects […]

Simi Valley Council pushes off vote on two issues: Term Limits and Selling City’s Recycled Water

Simi Valley Council pushes off vote on two issues: Term Limits and Selling City’s Recycled Water

By Debra Tash Mayor Huber asked staff to study putting term limits for council members on the ballot and let the voters decide whether or not to enact it.  He said, “I was the one who raised the issue as I did in 2011.”  The School Board moved to place term limits for their seats […]

Water Wars: United Water opposes Oxnard recycled water shipments for Pleasant Valley Water District

Water Wars: United Water opposes Oxnard recycled water shipments for Pleasant Valley Water District

By George Miller The letter, below, from Lynn E. Maulhardt, President, United Water Conservation District’s outlines their rationale for fighting the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board ruling allowing Oxnard to transport GREAT project recycled water via United Water resources for use by Pleasant Valley County Water District, for agricultural purposes. As you can see in the letter, […]

Ventura Water Announces VenturaWaterPureDemonstration Facility

Ventura Water Announces VenturaWaterPureDemonstration Facility