Schedule a FREE Tour of VenturaWaterPure Demonstration Facility Through Spring 2016

Venturawatertour05_21556157_ver1.0_640_480Learn how advanced water purification technology is part of Ventura Water’s sustainable future by taking a free, in-depth tour of Ventura’s new VenturaWaterPure Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility through the spring of this year.

Tours are held every Saturday from 9-11 a.m. for up to 20 people per tour.

We will accommodate private groups interested in weekday tours with advanced notice. This tour offers a great opportunity for science teachers to bring students on a field trip, for club members to learn something new, and for environmental groups, non-profits, public works employees and others to learn about innovative potable reuse purification technologies.

Please sign up by visiting www.cityofventura.net/water/sustainable-water/tour-facility, or call (805) 677-4131.

VenturaWaterPure is a pilot project for the City of Ventura, which is investing in safe and sustainable ways to meet long-term water supply demands by expanding the use of recycled water. Ventura currently provides recycled water from the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility to two golf courses and landscape irrigation in the Ventura Harbor and Olivas Drive areas. Adding “potable reuse” purification technologies at the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility will extend Ventura’s use of local water sources – a proven, drought–resistant, locally developed and reliable way to be smart about water reuse.

From Ventura Water’s January 2016 Pipeline

Ventura Water: Teaching our Youth about the sustainability of our water sources

Research shows that when children are taught about sustainable practices from a young age, they become stewards of the environment. This segment of Sustainable Ventura News takes a trip with some young students to VenturaWaterPure’s Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility and some of community’s natural habitats.

The VenturaWaterPure’s Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility is open for FREE tours to the public on Saturdays, 9am to 11am, and will be limited to 20 people. Please sign up for public tours before noon the Friday before by BOOKING A tour and either calling (805) 677-4131 and/or visiting: http://venturawater.net (and navigate to the VenturaWaterPure icon).

VenturaWaterPure Potable Reuse Facility Helps Deal with Drought, says Rep. Brownley

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Gina Dorrington, Ventura Water’s Wastewater Utility Manager (right), demonstrates features of the VenturaWaterPure Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility to Ventura Mayor Cheryl Heitmann (left) and Congresswoman Julia Brownley (middle).

Congresswoman Julia Brownley toured the VenturaWaterPure Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility on Oct. 15 and came away impressed by the project’s potential to help communities cope with the current and future droughts.

“I think this research not only can benefit Ventura residents, it also can be put in place across the country,” said Brownley, who represents the 26th District in the U.S. Congress. Ventura Mayor Cheryl Heitmann joined the congresswoman on the tour.

VenturaWaterPure’s goal is to meet long-term water supply demands by expanding the use of recycled water through a direct filtration process at its Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility. Ventura currently provides recycled water to the Buenaventura and Olivas Park golf courses and landscape irrigation in the Ventura Harbor and Olivas Park Drive areas.

Brownley said she would take what she learned from the tour back to Washington D.C. in her support of House Bill 3045, the California Water Recycling and Drought Relief Act, which would authorize and provide funding for certain recycled water projects such as VenturaWaterPure. The bill is currently assigned to a congressional committee for consideration.

Gina Dorrington, wastewater utility manager for Ventura Water, conducted the 20-minute tour which ended with Brownley and Heitmann drinking the ultra- pure water following a celebratory toast.

Brownley said, “As we look for solutions to the drought, California must embrace innovative ideas, like water reuse and recycling, which are playing an increasing role in meeting our unprecedented water challenges.”

“We’re looking for a lot of solutions for sustainability during times of drought and this is an important part of the solution.”

The public is invited to sign up for a free tour of the facility. Tours are held every Saturday from 9-11 a.m. for up to 20 people per tour. Sign up by visiting www.cityofventura.net/water/sustainable-water/tour-facility or call (805) 677-4131.

Learn more about water re-use in Ventura here.

From Ventura Water’s Pipeline October 2015

Take a TOUR of VenturaWaterPure Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility

Sustainable Ventura News takes a tour of the VenturaWaterPure.

In Ventura, we’re fortunate that all our water supply comes from local sources. To ensure that our city will continue to be able to rely on these local sources for generations to come, it’s essential we look for ways to save water and reduce water usage. One of those ways is with direct potable reuse — recycling wastewater back to potable or drinking standards.

To that end, this past July 16, Ventura Water unveiled the new VenturaWaterPure Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility, a pilot project for the City, who, along with other water providers throughout the state, will investigate safe and sustainable ways to meet long-term water supply demands.

The Demonstration Facility is open for FREE tours to the public on Saturdays, 9am to 11am, and will be limited to 20 people. Please sign up for public tours before noon the Friday before by visiting our website Sustainable Water or by calling (805) 677-4131.

Book a FREE tour of VenturaWaterPure at http://venturawater.net and navigate to the VenturaWaterPure icon.

Schedule a FREE Tour of the New VenturaWaterPure Demonstration Facility Today!

VwaterpureLearn how advanced water purification technology is part of Ventura Water’s sustainable future!

The public is invited to sign up for a free, in-depth tour of Ventura’s new VenturaWaterPure Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility. Tours are held every Saturday from 9-11 a.m. for up to 20 people per tour.

We will also accommodate private groups interested in weekday tours with advanced notice. Please let us know when YOU want a tour! This tour offers a great opportunity for science teachers to bring students on a field trip, for club members to learn something new, and for environmental groups, non-profits, public works employees and others to learn about innovative potable reuse purification technologies.

Please sign up for a tour by clicking here or call (805) 677-4131.

VenturaWaterPure is a pilot project for the City of Ventura, which is investing in safe and sustainable ways to meet long-term water supply demands by expanding the use of recycled water. Ventura currently provides recycled water from the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility to two golf courses and landscape irrigation in the Ventura Harbor and Olivas Drive areas. Adding “potable reuse” purification technologies at the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility will extend Ventura’s use of local water sources – a proven, drought–resistant, locally developed and reliable way to be smart about water use!

Learn more about water re-use in Ventura here.

Exploring Potable Reuse to Diversify Water Supplies

This  Water Research Foundation video explores why direct potable reuse may be a crucial future water supply option. WATCH!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=22&v=xgjOj6J86mA

Ventura Water Unveils VenturaWaterPure Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility

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Left to Right: Ventura City Manager Mark Watkins, Ventura Water General Manager Shana Epstein and Ventura Mayor Cheryl Heitmann at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the VenturaWaterPure Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility on Thursday, July 16, 2015.

Ventura Water Unveils VenturaWaterPure Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility – To Find out more and to book a FREE tour, visit: http://cityofventura.net/water/sustainable-water

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