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Completed Project for Groundwater Recharge Captures Stormwater amid dry months of January and February

Completed Project for Groundwater Recharge Captures Stormwater amid dry months of January and February

(PIRU, Calif.) —  According to the state, this year is the 11th driest snowpack on record since 1950 and with the State Water Project announcing it will deliver only 20% of requested water supplies in 2020, projects like the Piru Stormwater Capture for Groundwater Recharge Project are critical to Ventura County’s important water supplies. This […]

2,400 new LED light fixtures will replace streetlights in Ventura County

2,400 new LED light fixtures will replace streetlights in Ventura County

In an effort to make unincorporated streets safer, Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) and Southern California Edison (SCE) are working together to begin work on May 26 to replace existing high pressure sodium vapor fixtures with energy efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights.   The project, which will take 3-4 weeks to complete, will upgrade 2,400 street light fixtures with new LED […]

New sidewalk improves safety for Rio Mesa High School students

New sidewalk improves safety for Rio Mesa High School students

Students at Rio Mesa High School (RMHS) can now walk safely to school with the completion of a new sidewalk in El Rio, located near Strickland Acres and along Central Avenue. The 8-foot-wide sidewalk, which was designed and overseen by the Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Transportation Department, will help to improve the safety for […]

Clear, clean water for rural community — done.

Clear, clean water for rural community — done.

Assembly member Monique Limón and Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson met an enthusiastic crowd this week to deliver the good news that $2.65 million in funds were now available to County of Ventura’s Public Works Agency (VCPWA) Water and Sanitation Department (WSD). The funds will help support Ventura County Waterworks District (VCWWD) No. 19 provide better water quality, […]

Ventura County Public Works | Ojai Valley Bike Trail closure for Fresno Canyon Diversion Project

Ventura County Public Works | Ojai Valley Bike Trail closure for Fresno Canyon Diversion Project

Ventura County Public Works Agency’s (VCPWA) Watershed Protection District (WPD) is working to reduce repeated flooding in the Casitas Spring community and State Route (SR) 33 with the Fresno Canyon Diversion Project. The new Fresno Canyon Diversion, which will take nine months to complete, constructs a new storm drain facility, approximately 1,500 feet in length. […]

VC Public Works Agency’s Improves Box Canyon Road | To Bring lasting results for Residents

VC Public Works Agency’s Improves Box Canyon Road | To Bring lasting results for Residents

The Box Canyon Road Project is to enhance the road with resurfacing and other site improvements while minimizing inconvenience to the traveling public (VENTURA COUNTY, Calif.) – Beginning in March 2019, the Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) will conduct a project to repair and resurface Box Canyon Road that will span from the Santa […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency projects receive top honors at American Public Works Association award ceremony

Ventura County Public Works Agency projects receive top honors at American Public Works Association award ceremony

The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) can add three more recognitions to its list of notable accolades. This month, the American Public Works Association (APWA) Ventura County chapter announced its Projects of the Year awards, honoring three VCPWA projects: Donlon Realignment; Happy Valley Bioswale; and the Moorpark Water Reclamation Facility. Donlon Road Realignment – […]

New Laboratory Opens with Ribbon Cutting at Moorpark Facility

New Laboratory Opens with Ribbon Cutting at Moorpark Facility

By Debra Tash Officials cut the ribbon on a new state-of-the-art facility at the Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Waterworks District 1 wastewater treatment site.   The 5200 square foot building houses a new laboratory, offices and a control center for processing wastewater from nearby Moorpark. It replaces a 40 year old facility. The project […]

Annual Storm Day training focuses on flood protection

Annual Storm Day training focuses on flood protection

Even in drought years, severe floods happen, and preparation helps save property and human lives. The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) annual Storm Day disaster simulation drill on Oct. 19 will focus on preparation for flooding. The Storm Day drill will take place in advance of VCPWA’s Flood Preparation Week, which is scheduled for […]

Annual Storm Day training critical in projected El Niño year– Sept. 29-30

Annual Storm Day training critical in projected El Niño year– Sept. 29-30
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