In April 2016, the City of Ventura placed number one in the 2016 Mayor’s Challenge pledging to conserve water and cut pollution. For the contest, presented by the Wyland Foundation at (LINK: mywaterpledge.com), Ventura had the highest percentage of pledges for cities with populations between 100,000 – 299,999.
“It’s very clear that Ventura residents are mindful of water conservation and the need for continued resiliency,” said Shana Epstein, Ventura Water General Manager. “This summer, Ventura Water is proud to equip residents with more water-saving tools to help reduce conservation fatigue during these extended drought conditions.”
Check out Ventura Water’s New Water-Saving Programs & Tools
Residential Recycled Water Mobile Reuse Program – June 2016
Ventura Water announces the grand opening of the Residential Recycled Water Mobile Reuse Program. Residents interested in participating, are required to pay a fee and be trained in order to fill up their containers with high-quality recycled water to be used in landscapes vs. having to use their potable water. Training sessions will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays, and alternating Saturdays from 9-10 a.m. at the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility (VWRF), 1400 Spinnaker Drive in the Ventura Harbor. Contact the VWRF to sign up at 805-677-4131.
WaterWise 2.0 Turf Replacement Program – July 2016
Thinking of taking out your lawn to put in an Ocean Friendly or native garden? Planning to change out your irrigation system? Before you do, check out Ventura Water’s WaterWise 2.0 Turf Replacement Program. On the heels of last year’s WaterWise Turf Replacement Program, Ventura Water launches WaterWise 2.0 in July. This new program offers additional ways to save water, which includes everything from turf replacement to free sprinkler nozzles and smart irrigation timers. Interested parties must qualify for the program and more information will be forthcoming shortly. Stay tuned and find out more at VenturaWater.net.
Capture Conservation – July 2016
What inspires you to reduce your water footprint? Capture it with your camera! Whether it’s a fancy rainwater harvesting system, a simple reusable water bottle, or a beautiful beach scene that reminds you of why it’s important to preserve our natural environment.
In July 2016, Ventura Water launches Capture Conservation, a local photo contest that offers residents who have battled to conserve during the drought an opportunity to capture what they’ve done in a photo and be entered to win some really cool prizes! Be on the lookout in Ventura Water’s monthly newsletter, Pipeline for details. Sign up to receive Pipeline, here.