You may have read about the Heartbleed Bug and the security risk it poses for electronic Internet data. Many of our customers access their billing and water usage history at My Ventura Water, our online portal. Our IT professionals have assessed the risks and as a precaution, have applied a patch to ensure data integrity. Also, for sensitive information such as credit cards, there have always been multiple layers of encryption to provide reliable security. However, this is a good reminder that changing your Internet passwords regularly is a smart habit.
From Ventura Water’s Pipeline, April 2014
TIPS TO SAVE $$$ and WATER in Your Kitchen
•For cold drinks keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop goes down you and not the drain.
•Monitor your water bill for high usage. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks.
•Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from your tap.
•When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one sink (or a large pan) with wash water and the other with rinse water.
•Some refrigerators, air conditioners and ice-makers are cooled with wasted flows of water. Consider upgrading with air-cooled appliances for significant water savings.
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