Advisory: Residents of Ventura Urged to Boil Their Water before Using

Failure to follow this advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness.

Due to the recent Thomas Fire and power outages, the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, in conjunction with Ventura Water, are advising residents of Ventura located North of Poli Street and Foothill Road to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.

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DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one (1) minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking and food preparation until further notice.  Boiling water is the preferred treatment method to assure that the water is safe to drink in these areas.

We will inform you when tests show that water is safe to drink and you no longer need to boil your water. We anticipate resolving the problem within 48-72 hours.

For more information call:

Water Utility contact: Joe Marcinko, Ventura Water Utility Manager at 805-652-4504.

State Water Resources Control Board – Drinking Water Field Operations Branch- District Office at 805-566-1326

Local Environmental Health Jurisdiction:  805-654-2818

Please share this information with others who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

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5 Responses to Advisory: Residents of Ventura Urged to Boil Their Water before Using

  1. Pat Kelley December 7, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    As of Dec 7th SP lifted the resttictions to boil water. What is the reason and/or the short coming for City of Ventura not lifting restriction? Is there an alternative plan to avoid lack of water pressure and quality during power outages, generators, solar etc for pumping stations?

  2. Ash December 6, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I heard the water is going to be shut off all together for 24-48 hours. Is this true?

    • Debra Tash December 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      We contacted the water department to check and that rumor is not true. Thank you from Citizens Journal.

  3. Jeff December 5, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Can anyone explain why? I am simply curious what the reason behind this is

    • Debra Tash December 6, 2017 at 8:47 am

      The Casitas Municipal Water District warned residents to boil their tap water for about a minute before drinking and cooking. The order was issued to residents in the Upper Ojai Valley, Casitas Springs, Foster Park and the entire city of Ventura because of the loss of pressure and water supply from fire-related power outages.


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