The City of Ventura’s new website has been refined to enhance user experience and make it easier for you to access information. New features such as calendars, videos and quick links are designed to keep residents up to date on the latest news and events. Ventura Water would like to highlight the Notify Me feature. Notify Me allows users to receive email updates on Water Commission agendas, upcoming events/workshops, and new incentive programs offered by Ventura Water and more! With Notify Me you can be the first to know when new items have been added to the City’s website. Visit www.cityofventura.ca.gov and select the Notify Me button to get started!
On Monday, April 17, 2017, in front of City Council and in honor of Earth Day, Juanamaria Elementary School was honored with the 2016 – 2017 Watershed Hero Award for their eco-friendly water saving practices fostering our community’s sustainability. Sustainable Ventura News cameras took a visit to the school to find out more, WATCH!
Watch Sustainable Ventura News at Ventura County Star online on the NEWS & LIFESTYLE pages (and also SEARCH “Sustainable Ventura” or “Maryann Ridini Spencer” at http://vcstar.com)
Sustainable Ventura TV News is reported by Maryann Ridini Spencer and airs on Caps-TV VTV’s Channel 15, Thursdays at 8:30 pm. It rebroadcasts Monday-Thursday and Saturdays at 9:00 am, Sundays at 8:30 pm and every other Wednesday at 8:30 pm.
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The Award for Best Student Short Film, co-sponsored by Corollo Engineering, Hopkins Groundwater and Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, was given to Sinyee Loke for her film “Water is Life,” at the 4th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest Awards. WATCH: http://bit.ly/1PHCtdh
Ventura County Star: GET MONEY to SAVE WATER. City of Ventura Opens Rebate Program for Residents, READ: http://bit.ly/1NAbwtq
For more Water Saving TIPS, visit: cityofventura.net/waterwise
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By Suzanne McCombs, Ventura County Star
On June 8, the Ventura City Council will consider changes to our water rates that would apply during a water shortage emergency. The new proposed rates prioritize conservation and aim for full revenue loss recovery when water consumption declines due to mandated conservation.
The Water Shortage Task Force felt it was important to recognize the existing conservation efforts made by many residents and recommended a rate structure that protects users in the lowest use tier from increases in rates.
If the rates are approved by the City Council, water bills for Ventura Water customers who do not conserve will increase. None of us want rates to increase, but the prolonged and deepening drought is a reality for now. We all have to do our part to be responsible stewards of our natural resources and make efforts to sustain the quality of life we cherish in Ventura.