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Ventura Water shares proposed rate adjustments with the community

Ventura Water shares proposed rate adjustments with the community

Ventura, Calif. — On Monday, March 22, 2021, the Ventura City Council approved to move forward with five-year water and wastewater rate adjustments by authorizing the City to proceed with a Public Notice, informing customers of the proposed rate increases.  Approximately every five years, the City must evaluate water and wastewater rates to ensure sufficient […]

Ventura Water launches a new engagement tool to encourage public participation in rate study

Ventura Water launches a new engagement tool to encourage public participation in rate study

Ventura, Calif. – Ventura Water recently launched a new digital platform designed to encourage public participation in the City of Ventura’s on-going Water and Wastewater Rate Study. The new site allows customers to provide input by responding to surveys, submitting questions, and sharing recommendations on a digital idea-board. The webpage, www.venturawaterrates.net, includes an educational video series […]

Ventura | Notice What The 2020 Council Candidates Promise

Ventura | Notice What The 2020 Council Candidates Promise

The 2020 City Council election is this November. The challenges facing Ventura are so crucial that they will shape the city for decades.   Who the candidates will be for the Council in this election will likely be unknown until July. The nomination period opens July 13th and closes August 5th.   Our city is […]

Ventura Water Reaches Important Milestone Toward State Water Interconnection Project

Ventura Water Reaches Important Milestone Toward State Water Interconnection Project

The City of Ventura announced today that it has reached a milestone in advancing its efforts to improve local water supply through a State Water Interconnection Project. As the lead agency for the project, the City has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that is now available for public review and comment.  The proposed […]

5 Ways To Update Practices At Ventura Water

5 Ways To Update Practices At Ventura Water

“ The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. ” —George Bernard Shaw In Ventura, the city staff uses the Brown Act to do precisely the opposite of what lawmakers created it to do.   The California Brown Act guarantees the public’s right to attend and take part in meetings of […]

Local Youth Learn the Value of Water through Ventura Water Award Winning Program

Local Youth Learn the Value of Water through Ventura Water Award Winning Program

Ventura Water was awarded the statewide winner of the Community Engagement and Outreach Project of the Year by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) for educating local youth about water sustainability.  The winning program is in collaboration with the MERITO® Foundation, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing meaningful watershed experiences to multicultural youth. The […]

Ventura Water Names New Assistant General Manager  

Ventura Water Names New Assistant General Manager  

Ventura Water announced that Susan Rungren has been selected as the Assistant General Manager for the City’s water and wastewater utility.  Rungren will fill a key management position that supports the City Council’s priority of maintaining a sustainable environment by diversifying and protecting Ventura’s local water resources.  In her new role, Mrs. Rungren will shepherd […]

Ventura’s Protracted Stage 3 Water Emergency

Ventura’s Protracted Stage 3 Water Emergency

By Charles Spraggins | Save Our Water Ventura Three and a half years ago, in September 2014, the Ventura City Council declared a Stage 3 Water Shortage Emergency. To achieve a 20% water use reduction goal — rather than using an equitable rationing scheme — the city adopted a “punish the pocketbook scheme” of increased […]

Ventura activist questions vendor selection for Mound Basin Aquifier study

Ventura activist questions vendor selection for Mound Basin Aquifier study

  By Dan Cormode Re: 2017 08 07 Agenda Item 7 Mound Basin Storage & Recovery Study  Ventura Council:  Why was Bondy Groundwater Consulting selected for performing the Mound Basin Aquifer Storage and Recovery Study instead of Hopkins Groundwater Consulting since Hopkins Groundwater Consultants has been conducting studies of the Mound Groundwater Basin since 2009? 1.  Ventura Water […]

Ventura Water presents 95 Ways to Save, and Ventura-based arts non-profits can apply for 2017-18 Cultural Funding

Ventura Water presents 95 Ways to Save, and Ventura-based arts non-profits can apply for 2017-18 Cultural Funding

Ventura Water has partnered with 95.1 KBBY and 100.7 KHAY to deliver the message that saving water still matters. While most of California has been relieved of “drought status,” Ventura remains in a Stage 3 Water Shortage event.  Ventura residents have demonstrated extraordinary efforts in water conservation reducing consumption by over 20 percent in 2016. […]

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