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

Volunteer for the 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day

Over 60,000 people throughout California will participate in the 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup  Day on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00 AM to Noon.

Volunteers for the event will help to remove trash and debris from beaches, creeks, and other waterways promoting the health and sustainability of our environment and to protect natural wildlife.

Environmental Sustainability suggests that volunteers bring their own bucket, hat, sunscreen, and water (in a reusable container). Additionally, local volunteers will have the option to participate in a social media photo contest where they will have the opportunity to win great prizes from local businesses.

Locate a Coastal Cleanup Day site near you,

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Have you signed up for Ventura Water’s Mobile Reuse Program?

Ventura Water’s Residential Recycled Water Mobile Reuse Program is the first of its kind in the county allowing for residents who go through a training session (and pay a $75 annual permit fee) to pick up 5 to 300 gallons of recycled water per visit, Find out more, Click Here!

Ventura Water’s NEW NO-DES System to SAVE Water

Sustainable Ventura News filming yesterday in Ventura with the NEW NO-DES (Neutral Output-Discharge Elimination System) Truck! Photos Clockwise from top Left to Right:  Craig Jones (Ventura Water’s Management Analyst II), Joe McDermott (Ventura Water Acting General Manager) and Jake with Ventura Water.

Water main flushing is a necessary part of operating and maintaining a drinking water distribution system to ensure high quality drinking water.  The traditional method of flushing involves opening up fire hydrants and letting the water flow out to scour and remove buildup in pipes that may degrade water quality over time.  As water flows under pressure at high velocities through the pipes, deposits of fine sediment are dislodged. The resulting deposits exit the distribution system through open fire hydrants usually running down streets into storm drains. This NO-DES system utilizes a trailer mounted pumping, filtering, and re-chlorinating system which circulates the water within the distribution system to prevent waste.  Find out more at

Smart Conservation with Smart Controllers

Do you know the difference between a traditional Irrigation Controller vs. a Weather Based Irrigation Controller? There’s a BIG DIFFERENCE. WATCH this “Sustainable Ventura News” segment to find out more! WATCH and also visit: and

More “95 Ways to Save” Water PODCAST

95 Ways to Save

Environmental Specialist Haili Matsukawa shares more “95 Ways to Save” water this summer (and throughout the year!). This PureWaterRadio podcast is hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer. For more information about Ventura Water’s programs, events, rebate and water news, visit:

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LISTEN to the PureWaterRadio PODCAST, click here!

Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers = SMART & Water Wise Yard Maintenance

Do you know the difference between a traditional Irrigation Controller vs. a Weather-Based Irrigation Controller? There’s a BIG DIFFERENCE.  WATCH this “Sustainable Ventura News” segment to find out how you can conserve as much as 13,500 gallons of water per year per household!

Are you a City of Ventura resident interested in awesome rebates offered with the Water Wise 2.0 Incentive Program, visit: and

Watch Sustainable Ventura News at Ventura County Star online on the NEWS & LIFESTYLE pages (and also SEARCH “Sustainable Ventura” or “Maryann Ridini Spencer” at

Sustainable Ventura TV News is reported by Maryann Ridini Spencer and airs on Caps-TV VTV’s Channel 15, Thursdays at 8:30pm. It rebroadcasts Monday-Thursday and Saturdays at 9:00am, Sundays at 8:30pm and every other Wednesday at 8:30pm.