July 15, 2017 FREE Gardening Class: Mediterranean Natives and Drought Tolerant Gardens


“Mediterranean Native and Drought Tolerant Gardens”

10:00 am, July 15 at A Smart Garden: 33 S Palm Street. 

Join landscape designer Cari Vega at her new sustainable nursery. Here you will get an introduction to beautiful Mediterranean natives, low-water use plants, along with many simple tricks to transform your garden. Click here to RSVP.

FREE Gardening Class July 15, 2017, 10:00 am at A Smart Garden in Ventura


FREE Water Wise Gardening Class July 15, 2017: “Mediterranean Native and Drought Tolerant Gardens,” 10:00 am, at A Smart Garden, 33 S Palm Street in Ventura. Join landscape designer Cari Vega at her new sustainable nursery. Here you will get an introduction to beautiful Mediterranean natives, low-water use plants, along with many simple tricks to transform your garden. RSVP today, Click Here.

June 3 Summerfest: Visit Ventura Water’s Booth!


Come visit Ventura Water’s booth at SUMMERFEST on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. at the Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) Education Service Center, 255 West Stanley Avenue, Ventura.

The event, a celebration of healthy living featuring hands-on crafts, educational exhibits, sporting events, music, and more is presented by Ventura Education Partnership (VEP) and the VUSD, and is FREE and open to the public.

Visitors to  Ventura Water will be hosting a booth, and other city departments will have vehicles present to check out. Vehicles include a BuildSMART trailer outfitted with a variety of durable material displays, installations, and energy efficient systems, the Police Department’s Bear Cat SWAT vehicle, a fire engine from the Fire Department, and a vactor truck from Ventura Water.  The Environmental Sustainability booth will be given the opportunity to play environmental games and a chance to win some fantastic GREEN prizes! See you there!


Find out more about SUMMERFEST:


95 Ways to Save & WIN PRIZES!



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


From Ventura Water’s May 2017 Pipeline


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.

Visit www.venturawater.net or https://www.facebook.com/venturawater for more information.

This release can be found on the City of Ventura’s website at cityofventura.ca.gov.

FREE Gardening Class June 10, 10am “Optimize Your Irrigation”

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FREE Gardening Class Saturday, June 10, 10am-11:30 am, “Optimize Your Irrigation,” at the City of Ventura Public Works Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road. Experts from Toro Company will help you design a watering plan that will fit your home’s needs. Find out more & REGISTER HERE.