August marks the end of the 95 Ways to Save summer campaign. This year was dedicated to highlighting the water wise efforts of our community through a fun and engaged awareness campaign. Ventura Water partnered with 95.1 KBBY-FM and 100.7 KHAY-FM to share the message that saving water still matters! Prizes including backpacks, gift cards, and amusement park tickets were raffled off to residents willing to share their water-saving tips on Facebook and at outreach events. We want to thank our community for partnering with us to protect and preserve our local water resources.
This summer, Ventura Water wants to know how do you save water? Ventura Water has partnered with 95.1 KBBY-FM and 100.7 KHAY-FM to feature 95 ways to save during the days of summer. Visit us at our outreach booth (at local events) and June 3 at SUMMERFEST, on Facebook, and tune into 95.1 KBBY-FM and 100.7 KHAY-FM to share your water-saving tips and enter to win prizes! Listen to City of Ventura staff share their favorite ways to help save here.
Now, we want to hear from you! Visit our camera crew to share how you and your family save water.
- June 3: Ventura Unified School District Summerfest
- July 4: Street Fair
- August 2-13: Ventura County Fair
Ventura Water Presents 95 Ways to Save During the Days of Summer
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. Ventura Water wants to showcase the community’s hard work and thriftiness by asking the question, how do you save water?
Ventura Water’s annual summer awareness campaigns are designed to be a fun and engaging opportunity to highlight the community’s conservation efforts. During the 95 days of summer, Ventura Water, 95.1 KBBY and 100.7 KHAY will be raffling prizes on the air and on Facebook to those willing to share their water saving practices. The public is encouraged to tune in and find out how to win theme park tickets or they can look for 95 Ways to Save on Ventura Water’s Facebook page where they can enter to win prizes by posting their water saving tip. Ventura Water’s Outreach booth will be at Summerfest, Saturday June 3rd so families can share their water savings tips with the camera crew.
“The continued support and commitment from our community is crucial to protecting our local resources,” said Acting General Manager Joe McDermott. “We have to be mindful that the best source of available water is the one we conserve today.”
This summer also marks the launch of Ventura Water’s new Free Smart Sprinkler Controller Program. Eligible residents can replace their old analog controller with a new smart irrigation controller that uses local weather data, soil, and plant types to create a customized watering schedule. Apply today by visiting www.removeyourturf.com. Ventura Water offers customers many ways to save water during the dry summer months ahead, including: the Recycled Water Mobile Reuse Program, Water Wise 2.0 Turf Replacement Program, and free water conservation surveys.
This release can be found on the City of Ventura’s website at cityofventura.ca.gov.
City of Ventura Mayor Erik Nasarenko invites all City of Ventura residents to make their “pledge” to enter the 2017 Mayor’s Challenge to win prizes and to help make the City of Ventura the MOST WATER WISE City in the United States. Pledge to conserve water and energy April 1-30, 2017! It’s as easy as 1-2-3. In 2016, the City of Ventura Placed #1 and we want to hold that position. PLEDGE at MyWaterPledge.com WATCH this VIDEO & visit: http://www.cityofventura.net/water/mayorschallenge
Jim Ackerman, a Ventura local, talks about changing out his traditional lawn for a more water wise landscape with Ventura Water’s WaterWise 2.0 Program!
Jim’s lawn BEFORE:
Jim’s lawn AFTER:
WATCH the Sustainable Ventura News Segment:
For more information on changing out YOUR LAWN, visit: VenturaWater.net (and click on the Water Wise Program icon!)
Get the NEW “VENTURA GO” APP on your iphone, iPad (in the APP Store) or Android device (Google Play) to pay your water bill online! It’s as simple as 1-2-3!
Just for fun and as a part of our annual summer awareness campaign, Ventura Water wants to know … How do you save water? How has the drought inspired you to make sacrifices and go above and beyond the call of duty to minimize your water footprint? We want to know!
On July 4, Ventura Water launched Capture Conservation, a local photo contest that offers residents who have dug in and battled to conserve an opportunity to capture what they’ve done in a photo, share it with us on social media, and be entered to win some great prizes. Whether it’s a fancy rainwater harvesting system or simply a reusable water bottle, we are asking you and your friends to be creative and share how you are “capturing conservation!”
It’s easy to enter … Simply take a photo that captures your water conservation story. Be creative! Post the photo(s) to Ventura Water’s Facebook page (facebook/venturawater) and submit your photo via the photo contest tab or post to either Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #keepsavingventura. Make sure you click on “share” to share your experience … and remember #keepsavingventura!
Visit the Ventura Water Facebook page for more details. For complete contest rules click on the official rules on contest entry page. To enter click here.