95 Ways to Save & WIN PRIZES!



This summer, Ventura Water wants to know how do you save water? Ventura Water has partnered with 95.1 KBBY-FM and 100.7 KHAY-FM to feature 95 ways to save during the days of summer. Visit us at our outreach booth (at local events) and June 3 at SUMMERFEST, on Facebook, and tune into 95.1 KBBY-FM and 100.7 KHAY-FM to share your water-saving tips and enter to win prizes! Listen to City of Ventura staff share their favorite ways to help save here.

Now, we want to hear from you! Visit our camera crew to share how you and your family save water.

  • June 3: Ventura Unified School District Summerfest
  • July 4: Street Fair
  • August 2-13: Ventura County Fair


From Ventura Water’s May 2017 Pipeline


Ventura Water Presents 95 Ways to Save During the Days of Summer

Ventura Water has partnered with 95.1 KBBY and 100.7 KHAY to deliver the message that saving water still matters. While most of California has been relieved of “drought status,” Ventura remains in a Stage 3 Water Shortage event. Ventura residents have demonstrated extraordinary efforts in water conservation reducing consumption by over 20 percent in 2016. Ventura Water wants to showcase the community’s hard work and thriftiness by asking the question, how do you save water?

Ventura Water’s annual summer awareness campaigns are designed to be a fun and engaging opportunity to highlight the community’s conservation efforts. During the 95 days of summer, Ventura Water, 95.1 KBBY and 100.7 KHAY will be raffling prizes on the air and on Facebook to those willing to share their water saving practices. The public is encouraged to tune in and find out how to win theme park tickets or they can look for 95 Ways to Save on Ventura Water’s Facebook page where they can enter to win prizes by posting their water saving tip. Ventura Water’s Outreach booth will be at Summerfest, Saturday June 3rd so families can share their water savings tips with the camera crew.

“The continued support and commitment from our community is crucial to protecting our local resources,” said Acting General Manager Joe McDermott. “We have to be mindful that the best source of available water is the one we conserve today.”

This summer also marks the launch of Ventura Water’s new Free Smart Sprinkler Controller Program. Eligible residents can replace their old analog controller with a new smart irrigation controller that uses local weather data, soil, and plant types to create a customized watering schedule. Apply today by visiting www.removeyourturf.com. Ventura Water offers customers many ways to save water during the dry summer months ahead, including: the Recycled Water Mobile Reuse Program, Water Wise 2.0 Turf Replacement Program, and free water conservation surveys.

Visit www.venturawater.net or https://www.facebook.com/venturawater for more information.

This release can be found on the City of Ventura’s website at cityofventura.ca.gov.

Ventura Water’s COOL Summer events & programs: Capture Conservation, Mobile Reuse & Water Wise Incentives

Check out Ventura Water’s SUMMER 2016 events & incentives!  Click on Images to find out more or visit: http://venturawater.net




The Award-Winning Film “Love Thy Nature,” Narrated by Liam Neeson to play at the Monica Film Center May 6-12


“Breathtaking… Enthralling!  It will replenish your hope in mankind and nature.” Avi Offer – Rotten Tomatoes

“Love They Nature” the award-winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, appearing in 50+ cities around the United States, will be at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica.

Film Screening Dates & Times

When: May 6th-12th – 12:20pm, 2:40pm, 5:00pm, 7:20pm, 9:40pm

Where:  Monica Film Center, 1332 2nd street, Santa Monica, CA


The film points to how deeply mankind has lost touch with nature and takes us on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our vital relationship with the natural world.  It shows that a renewed connection with nature is key not only to our well being, but also to solving our climate and environmental crises.

See details on after screening events at the Facebook Event: bit.ly/1RMcRx2 Find tickets here: bit.ly/1VTFA9p

FREE Water Wise Gardening Class Saturday, Oct. 10 “Composting & Healthy Soils” at Green Thumb Nursery, 10:00am



Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. –  Composting & Healthy Soils with Dr. Rot ~ Healthy soil acts like a sponge, holding onto water and cleaning out pollutions. You can make your own healthy soil by adding homemade compost and mulch. Learn how! Green Thumb Nursery, 1899 Victoria Ave., Ventura.  RSVP, CLICK HERE!

Have you RSVP’d yet to Water: Take 1’s WATCH. COLLABORATE. SUSTAIN. Cocktail Reception on Oct. 14?


You’re Invited to Water: Take 1’s


Cocktail Reception

October 14, 2015

at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach’s “Top of the Harbor” Room

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.





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.

HELP KEEP VENTURA BEAUTIFUL – Volunteer for the 31st Annual Coastal Cleanup, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

CoastalOn the third Saturday of every September, people across California join together to take part in the State’s largest volunteer event to remove trash and debris from California’s waterways. The event, known as Coastal Cleanup Day, brings thousands of concerned citizens together to help remove litter and toxic materials from our coastal waterways.

So, this Saturday, September 19, from 9am to Noon, team up with Volunteer Ventura for the 31th Annual California Coastal Cleanup!

When you volunteer for this important event to remove trash and debris from our ocean landscape, your efforts will help protect marine and other wildlife as well keep Ventura safe and clean for humans to enjoy.

There are six locations around Ventura that will be removing litter from the coast, creeks, rivers, lakes and shorelines. Coastal Cleanup is asking that you BYO bag, bucket, and gloves (or trash grabber) as well as your own reusable water bottle so as not to create more trash for the cleanup!

For more information on the Cleanup and the locations, CLICK HERE.

Read about the City of Ventura’s Mayor’s Challenge in Ventura County Star


Read about the Mayor’s Challenge and MyWaterPledge.com in Ventura County Star!  Ventura ranks #1 this week in cities with populations 100,000-299,999.   Let’s keep our position.  Get all your friends and neighbors to make the pledge at mywaterpledge.com.

SIGN UP TO SAVE WATER and WIN PRIZES!  Also visit the City of Ventura’s web page to learn more and get great water wise tips, CLICK HERE.


Water Take: 1 Awards Ceremony is March 19, RSVP NOW for this FREE EVENT

Celebrate and learn about water and conservation with a night at the movies in Ventura!

The 2014 Water: Take 1 (www.watertake1.com) Awards Ceremony is from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Century 10 Downtown Movie Theater in Ventura. The event is free and tickets are not required to join the fun, but those interested in attending need to register ahead of time as seating is limited. We hope to see you there!

To register, please email Debra Martinez at dmartinez@venturawater.net. She will add your name to the guest list and email back a confirmation for your attendance. If you have questions please email Debra or call (805) 652-4587.

You may also register by clicking here.Invite

Water: Take 1, presented by Ventura Water, is an important initiative that highlights our relationship with water: how we look at it, how we use it and how we share it. The global online film contest is now in its third year and showcases short films of under five minutes in length that address the topic of water in any genre, including documentary, drama, comedy, animation, sci-fi or experimental.

This year, 51 films were submitted. The ceremony will kick off with a screening of the nine finalist films followed by the exciting announcement of Water: Take 1 winners. Great prizes are offered to winners in various categories. Visit www.watertake1.com to view the films entered this year.

Questions? Email watertake1@cityofventura.net. Learn more at the Water: Take 1 Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/watertake1.

From Ventura Water’s Pipeline, February 2015