Schedule a FREE Tour of VenturaWaterPure Demonstration Facility Through Spring 2016

Venturawatertour05_21556157_ver1.0_640_480Learn how advanced water purification technology is part of Ventura Water’s sustainable future by taking a free, in-depth tour of Ventura’s new VenturaWaterPure Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility through the spring of this year.

Tours are held every Saturday from 9-11 a.m. for up to 20 people per tour.

We will accommodate private groups interested in weekday tours with advanced notice. This tour offers a great opportunity for science teachers to bring students on a field trip, for club members to learn something new, and for environmental groups, non-profits, public works employees and others to learn about innovative potable reuse purification technologies.

Please sign up by visiting www.cityofventura.net/water/sustainable-water/tour-facility, or call (805) 677-4131.

VenturaWaterPure is a pilot project for the City of Ventura, which is investing in safe and sustainable ways to meet long-term water supply demands by expanding the use of recycled water. Ventura currently provides recycled water from the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility to two golf courses and landscape irrigation in the Ventura Harbor and Olivas Drive areas. Adding “potable reuse” purification technologies at the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility will extend Ventura’s use of local water sources – a proven, drought–resistant, locally developed and reliable way to be smart about water reuse.

From Ventura Water’s January 2016 Pipeline

Capture El Niño Rains with a Rain Barrel or Cistern

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Ventura Water and the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division, in cooperation with Smith Pipe & Supply, are pleased to offer Ventura residents a Channel/Bushman 50-gallon rain barrel at the discounted price of $45 plus tax ($92 retail value). Present this voucher at Smith Pipe & Supply, 3060 Sherwin Ave. in Ventura to receive the discount on up to two rain barrels per customer or residential address. Please bring proof of your City of Ventura residency, such as your Ventura Water or other utility bill. These rain barrels are for non-potable water use only and the program is subject to availability. Click here to learn more, or to download the voucher, click here.

Click here to learn more about rainwater harvesting!

From Ventura Water’s January 2016 Pipeline

When it’s raining, give your sprinklers a break!

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Prohibited water use in California:

  • Washing down sidewalks and driveways
  • Watering outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes excess runoff
  • Washing a motor vehicle with a hose, unless the hose has a shut-off nozzle
  • Operating a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is part of a recirculating system
  • Irrigating turf or ornamental landscapes during and 48 hours before and after measurable precipitation
  • The serving of drinking water other than upon request in eating or drinking establishments
  • Limit outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water to no more than two days per week between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m.
  • Operators of hotels and motels shall provide guests the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily

READ MORE in Ventura Water’s Pipeline for January 2016, CLICK HERE.

KCLU receives six Golden Mike awards for news coverage

KCLUFrom the Ventura County Star

KCLU has won six Golden Mike awards, honoring the National Public Radio station for its news coverage.

The station received Best Radio Spot News Coverage for “Mudslides Hit Camarillo Springs”; Best Radio Use of Sound for “Sounding The Horn For Train Safety,” which examined local fatal train collisions; and Best Radio Sports Reporting, about the Cowboys and Rams football teams training in Ventura County.

The station, which is based in Thousand Oaks, competed in Division B, the category for stations with five or fewer news staff members. KCLU received the awards at ceremony hosted by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California at the Universal Hilton in Universal City. Participants included stations from San Luis Obispo to the Mexican border.

News director Lance Orozco also won top honors for Best Radio Business and Consumer Reporting.  READ MORE in VENTURA COUNTY STAR.

Ventura Water: Teaching our Youth about the sustainability of our water sources

Research shows that when children are taught about sustainable practices from a young age, they become stewards of the environment. This segment of Sustainable Ventura News takes a trip with some young students to VenturaWaterPure’s Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility and some of community’s natural habitats.

The VenturaWaterPure’s Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility is open for FREE tours to the public on Saturdays, 9am to 11am, and will be limited to 20 people. Please sign up for public tours before noon the Friday before by BOOKING A tour and either calling (805) 677-4131 and/or visiting: http://venturawater.net (and navigate to the VenturaWaterPure icon).