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.
Make an appointment with a Ventura Water Conservation Specialistto visit your home. The consult is FREE and you’ll learn how to locateand read your water meter, understand your water bill, assess your water usage and find ways to save & more, visit: cityofventura.net/water/waterconservationsurvey
With heavy rains predicted through spring, plan to capture some of that rainwater by investing in a rain barrel or cistern! You can use your harvested rainwater for many non-potable household water demands like watering potted plants and washing your car, grill or windows.
Ventura Water and the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division, in cooperation with Smith Pipe & Supply, are pleased to offer Ventura residents a Channel/Bushman 50-gallon rain barrel at the discounted price of $45 plus tax ($92 retail value). Present this voucher at Smith Pipe & Supply, 3060 Sherwin Ave. in Ventura to receive the discount on up to two rain barrels per customer or residential address. Please bring proof of your City of Ventura residency, such as your Ventura Water or other utility bill. These rain barrels are for non-potable water use only and the program is subject to availability. Click here to learn more, or to download the voucher, click here.
Click here to learn more about rainwater harvesting!
Reminder to all Ventura Water customers: Please do not water 48 hours before and after a measurable rain event, and also don’t forget to shut off your irrigation controllers during rain events too! The State Water Resources Control Board has adopted an expanded emergency regulation as California faces a fifth year of historic drought, and watering during or with 48 hours after a rain event is among the new prohibitions. Prohibited water use in California:
Washing down sidewalks and driveways
Watering outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes excess runoff
Washing a motor vehicle with a hose, unless the hose has a shut-off nozzle
Operating a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is part of a recirculating system
Irrigating turf or ornamental landscapes during and 48 hours before and after measurable precipitation
The serving of drinking water other than upon request in eating or drinking establishments
Limit outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water to no more than two days per week between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m.
Operators of hotels and motels shall provide guests the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily
READ MORE in Ventura Water’s Pipeline for January 2016, CLICK HERE.
Storm and flood alerts have been issued today for Ventura County. Stay safe and dry…did you install your rain barrel or cistern yet? Find out more at: http://bushmanusa.com/ and the city’s website: http://bit.ly/1MRbryA
Raised garden beds that you can plant native plants and/or use to grow vegetablesmake great gifts for homeowners and apartment dwellers! They control water use and reduce the need for pesticides, which means less runoff into water resources. You can build your own, and/or purchase beds at local nurseries, garden shops, and stores like Home Depot & Lowe’s!