Ventura Water Water Saving Tips!

Save water with these great tips from our customers:

Monica Gray: “We use so many of the items given to us in the sustainability kit, including the new nozzles, water bottles, toilet flapper, etc. They are all super helpful! We also use the shower timer from the camp my girls attended.”

William McReynolds: “Got the 5 minute shower timer at the July 4th Street Fair, 8-year-old loves being out of the shower before time runs out.”

Claudia Bleser Caudill: “We stopped watering our lawn, use grey water for plants, use a shower timer, turn off the faucet when brushing teeth or shaving, and flush only as necessary (if it’s yellow, let it mellow!). We also regularly talk about water conservation as a family.”

Suzanne Soprano: “We never wash our cars at home. We collect rainfall to water the plants. We let the lawn die but have succulents and other drought-tolerant landscaping. We also take short showers and have reusable water bottles.”

From Ventura Water’s August 2017 Pipeline

Ventura Water’s 95 Ways to Save Summer Campaign Ends This Month

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.

For more water saving tips, click here and visit our website here.

From Ventura Water’s August 2017 Pipeline

Water Saving TIP!

Mobile ReuseUse recycled water to irrigate outdoors. Ventura Water’s Mobile Reuse Program provides free recycled water to City of Ventura Residents. You can reduce your potable water footprint by using high-quality recycled water on your landscape.

1. Attend a training
2. Pay a $75 permit fee for the year
3. Bring your approved container to 1400 Spinnaker Dr.

For more information visit www.venturawater.net or call 805-667-6500.

From Ventura Water’s Pipeline, April 2017

Ventura Water Water Saving Tip!

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Install a new weather-based irrigation controller. These devices pull data from a local source or the Internet and water your plants based on weather predictions. The system will know how much water your plants and trees will need each day. Using one of these can save your home or business hundreds of thousands of gallons of water each year. Install your weather-based irrigation controller this winter, before the rainy season hits!

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From Ventura Water’s Pipeline, December 2016

Save Water, Take a Photo & Share How You Capture Conservation – and Win Great Prizes!

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Prizes
We are offering great prizes at the end of this summer awareness campaign, including four tickets to the Absinthe Show at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, a deluxe car wash, a day trip to Santa Cruz Island for two with Island Packers, and our newest prize – a $100 gift card to Green Thumb nursery in Ventura! Get your photos in now before winners are selected!

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How to Enter:
It’s easy to enter!  Just take a photo that captures your water conservation efforts! Be creative! Post the photo(s) on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #keepsavingventura, and that’s it! 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.

From Ventura Water’s Pipeline, September 2016

Conservation Fatigued? Ventura Water to Offer NEW Drought-Busting Conservation Tools

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Coming at the end of June 2016, we are excited to announce the grand opening of our Recycled Water mobile use hauling program, where residents can come and get training, pay a fee, and be permitted to fill up containers with high-quality recycled water to be used for landscapes – instead of having to use their potable water. Training sessions will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays, and alternating Saturdays from 9-10 a.m. at the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility (VWRF), 1400 Spinnaker Drive in the Ventura Harbor. The first training session is Tuesday, June 21. Contact the VWRF to sign up at 805-677-4131.

And that’s not all! In July 2016, we will bring you another tool in the water conservation tool belt! Ventura Water will launch WaterWise 2.0, a new turf replacement program that offers more ways to save water. Everything from turf replacement to free sprinkler nozzles and smart irrigation timers will be offered to participants who qualify! So hold off on starting that yard project and stay tuned for more information coming in July on the launch of this exciting program!

Finally, what inspires you to make sacrifices and go above and beyond the call of duty to minimize your water footprint? Also coming in July 2016 – just for fun and as a part of our annual summer awareness campaign – Ventura Water will launch Capture Conservation, a local photo contest that offers residents who have battled to conserve during the drought an opportunity to capture what they’ve done in a photo and be entered to win some really cool prizes! Whether it’s a fancy rainwater harvesting system or simply a reusable water bottle, share how you and your friends are “capturing conservation!” It’s easy… Save water, take a photo and enter to win! Check your monthly Pipeline for more details to come in July.

From Ventura Water’s Pipeline, June 2016