Congratulations! Year-to-Date Water Use Exceeds 20% Reduction Target!

New figures show that customer water use was down 38 percent last month (August) compared to August 2013, allowing Ventura Water to exceed our MiFHyajnpdldkAX7Us6eCCjXjcrNWKAupc1c2P1f1uUy1O3w_0m6zzBDy3By8gNeEwhiB8ZVFkXfAh9u3vpkGCJhvgBFLA1V7K1TiILxcSxZwVh7ySmo5bfjV_OMZQiViE4E4ETdTTy9Bi6LA6GL1ysU_YRdoP0UHMxLph0=s0-d-e1-ft20 percent annual water reduction goal for the year so far!

By the end of August, the year-to-date reduction in water use by our customers was almost 23 percent! August was the second consecutive month that our water use reduction target has been met or exceeded, demonstrating again that Ventura Water customers are committed to meeting the challenges of conserving water.

Remember: Ventura declared a Stage 3 Water Shortage Emergency requiring customers to reduce water use by 20 percent. (See the details here.)

Ventura Water offers free water conservation aids and on-site commercial and residential water surveys to help our customers save water. Use the New Water Calculator tool to help schedule your irrigation timers more efficiently. Learn more by clicking here. Please contact Customer Care at myvtawater@cityofventura.net or call (805) 667-6500 to schedule a water survey.

From Ventura Water’s Pipeline, September 2015

Local Water Conservation Efforts Improved in February 2015, Please Keep Up the Efforts!

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The conservation efforts of Ventura Water customers moved closer this February to our 20 percent reduction goal, with new figures showing that water use was down 13.44 percent in February 2015 compared to February 2013.

As you know, the city of Ventura is in a Stage 3 Water Emergency requiring customers to reduce water use by 20 percent. While water use levels have fallen since then, we all need to work toward reducing water use even more.

A good measure of how our customers are doing is to compare this year’s water usage levels to date to those in 2013, before water conservation measures were requested and later, required. (The Ventura City Council first called for voluntary conservation in February 2014.) Comparing January 2015 to January 2013, water use declined by only 4.22 percent.

The February numbers are encouraging, so we are asking you to take it up a notch and help us hit that 20 percent mark! Let’s all make water conservation a lifelong, year-round habit (a lifestyle).

The drought is still in full force, despite some rain this winter. Ventura Water has instituted several mandatory water conservation measures for our customers. They include: sprinkler irrigation systems may run only two days per week between the hours of 6 p.m. to 9 a.m.; handheld hoses used to wash cars must have a shutoff nozzle; fountains must use recycled water; and hosing down hard surfaces like driveways or sidewalks is not allowed. (Using a broom to sweep is a reasonable alternative.)

What else can you do this month to cut use?

  • Minimize outside irrigation even further or turn off your sprinklers. It’s cool outside!
  • Take shorter showers
  • Fix water leaks
  • Install low-flow showerheads now!
  • Spring is the perfect time to replace your old, tired lawn with a beautiful, new water-wise garden, allowing your drought-tolerant plants time to become acclimated before warmer weather arrives.

Ventura Water offers free water conservation aids and on-site residential water surveys to help our customers save water. Learn more by clicking here. Please contact Customer Care at myvtawater@cityofventura.net or call (805) 667-6500 to schedule a water survey.Vwater

From Ventura Water’s March 2015 Pipeline