95 Ways to Save & WIN PRIZES!

 

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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

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From Ventura Water’s May 2017 Pipeline

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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.

FREE Gardening Class June 10, 10am “Optimize Your Irrigation”

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FREE Gardening Class Saturday, June 10, 10am-11:30 am, “Optimize Your Irrigation,” at the City of Ventura Public Works Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road. Experts from Toro Company will help you design a watering plan that will fit your home’s needs. Find out more & REGISTER HERE.

FREE Aquaponics Gardening Class, Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10-11:30am, Avenue Adult Center

FREE City of Ventura AQUAPONICS Gardening Class, Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura, Avenue, Ventura. JOIN Agriculture Specialist Jan Kolbusz to learn about this soil-less gardening technique and grow your plants and fish in ONE integrated system. RSVP Today to reserve your seat, click here.

Water Wise Incentive 2.0 Program — Save Money & Water with Turf Rebates

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Remove Your Turf with Ventura Water’s Water Wise Incentive Program 2.0. It’s simple! Here’s how. WATCH this Sustainable Ventura News Video and find out more at: http://venturawater.net

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Watch Sustainable Ventura News at Ventura County Star online (SEARCH “Sustainable Ventura News at http://vcstar.com) also WATCH on the NEWS and LIFESTYLE pages and in the VC STYLE COLUMN at: http://vcstyle.blogs.vcstar.com/

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.

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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:  VenturaWater.net and removeyourturf.com

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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 8:30pm. It rebroadcasts Monday-Thursday and Saturdays at 9:00am, Sundays at 8:30pm and every other Wednesday at 8:30pm.

 

Don’t Wait to UPDATE your landscape!

Why wait to update your landscape?  Take advantage of available funds while you can!ww2-0

We invite you to participate in the City of Ventura’s Water Wise 2.0 Incentive Program. Remove your turf and receive $2 per square foot, up to 1,600 square feet for residential properties (for a max of $3,200) and up to 3,200 square feet for commercial/multi-family properties (for a max of $6,400). Funds are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis! If you are having trouble moving forward with your project, Ventura Water is here to help. Follow these five easy steps to get started:

  1. Go to www.removeyourturf.com and click “Apply Online Now” to set up an account.
  2. Provide a water bill.
  3. Include photos of your landscape and irrigation system.
  4. Draw a site plan (see below or click here to view).
  5. Provide list of new plants (see below or click here to view).

Don’t get too caught up in the details. Designing a plan for your yard can be quick and easy! We are able to connect you with a landscape professional and also encourage do-it-yourself landscape projects! Resources are available for those of you looking to DIY. Site plans can be self-generated and plant lists can be simple.

Visit www.venturacountygardening.com for ideas and examples. Make sure to review the incentive program terms and conditions. For more information on native and climate-appropriate plants for Ventura, visit www.venturacountygardening.com or click here.

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From Ventura Water’s December 2017 Pipeline Newsletter

RSVP Today for the FREE Water Wise Gardening Class Sat. Nov 19, 2016 – Right Plant. Right Place.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. To 11:30 a.m., the City hosts the FREE Water Wise Gardening Class, “California Natives, Mediterranean, Drought Tolerant? Right Plant: Right Place.” at the Sanjon Maintenance Yard, 336 San Jon Road, Ventura.  RSVP FOR YOUR SEAT: http://bit.ly/2fILmti

A Ventura Local shares his experience with the Water Wise 2.0 Program

 

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Jim Ackerman, a Ventura local, talks about changing out his traditional lawn for a more water wise landscape with Ventura Water’s WaterWise 2.0 Program!

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Jim’s lawn AFTER:

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WATCH the Sustainable Ventura News Segment:

For more information on changing out YOUR LAWN, visit:  VenturaWater.net (and click on the Water Wise Program icon!)