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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. […]

Water expert challenges acceptance of report by Ventura Council

Water expert challenges acceptance of report by Ventura Council

By Joe Richardson From: (Joe Richardson) Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:18 PM To: council@ci.ventura.ca.us Subject: council meeting April 24, 2017 I wish to make sure that the council is aware of a serious discrepancy from the truth in statements to the council and in a direct answer to Council-woman Heitmann concerning the 2017 Comprehensive Water […]

Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest Announces Winners — Channel Islands National Park hosts Awards Ceremony in honor of World Water Day

Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest Announces Winners — Channel Islands National Park hosts Awards Ceremony in honor of World Water Day

Ventura Water announced the winners of its 5th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival at a free community event at Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center on March 22nd, in celebration of World Water Day. The top 10 water-focused finalist films were presented, followed by the winners of the Audience […]

Ventura’s water mess

Ventura’s water mess

By Joe Richardson, Daniel Cormode & Paul D. White   The 2016 city of Ventura’s “Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report” is not titled “Half-truths and Outright Misrepresentations,” but it should be. Without major, immediate changes, Ventura’s water shortages will be at a scary level within five years. It will force all growth to stop, and current residents won’t have adequate water to […]

Ventura Water Related Capital Improvement Project Completion Date Inconsistencies

Ventura Water Related Capital Improvement Project Completion Date Inconsistencies

By Daniel Cormode To Ventura Water Commission (cc: Council Members): To date, the Water Commission has not demonstrated proactive leadership in identifying the magnitude of sustainable available water supply under the current hydrogeological, climatic, environmental and political conditions facing Ventura Water nor identified a plan of actions and milestones to achieve a sustainable water supply. […]

Questionable Credibility of State Drought Monitoring Report for Ventura

Questionable Credibility of State Drought Monitoring Report for Ventura

The credibility of the Ventura Water State Drought Monitoring Report is questionable since Ventura Water has no individual records to support the reporting the monthly amount of water produced from each of the many sources such as Casitas, Foster Park of Groundwater Wells. Ventura Water’s response to my request  to inspect monthly records of production […]

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