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Use 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.
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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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!
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!
On the heels of winning the Mayor’s Challenge and being recognized as one of the most water wise cities in America, it’s clear that Ventura residents are extremely mindful of water conservation and the need for continued resiliency. As a catalyst to help reduce conservation fatigue during these extended drought conditions, Ventura Water is proud to equip residents with more water-saving tools!
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.
Ventura remains in a Stage 3 Water Shortage Emergency, requiring customers to reduce water use by 20 percent. In addition, California water regulators voted earlier this year to extend Gov. Jerry Brown’s emergency conservation measures, through October 2016.
In January, Ventura Water customers conserved 16 percent. In February, our customers conserved 13 percent.
Many are drought fatigued and as much as we hate to sound like a broken record – or a dripping faucet – it bears repeating: Ventura, we must continue to conserve water even during winter and springtime when Ventura has had some rain and it’s cooler out.
Thank you in advance for your continued efforts to make water conservation a daily, year-round habit.
Have questions about your water bill? Ventura Water offers free on-site water conservation surveys to commercial and residential water customers to equip them to be more water efficient. Please contact Customer Care at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 667-6500 to schedule a water conservation survey.