The City of Ventura currently relies on 100% local water sources including surface and groundwater from Lake Casitas, Ventura River, three groundwater basins, and recycled water.
For an annual look at Ventura’s water supply and demand status, see the Comprehensive Water Resources Reports (CWRRs).
Council approved the first CWRR in June 2013, which was prepared to provide a short-term balance of water supply and demand, a predictable use of data to serve pending and projected development projects, and to provide recommendations for long term water supply and demand policy.
For long-term resource planning, see the Urban Water Management Plans (UWMPs). The UWMP addresses historic, current, and projected water demands, supplies and conservation programs.
The UWMP is published every five years and is consistent with the Water Conservation Act of 2009 (Water Code sections 10608.12 to 10608.64) and the Urban Water Management Planning Act (Water Code sections 10610 to 10656).
Casitas Municipal Water District serves customers in the Casitas district. This area includes Ventura’s westside and midtown, generally west of Mills Road. Ventura Water customers who live in the Casitas District pay an assessment annually through their property taxes. For more information, visit the Casitas' website at https://www.casitaswater.org/.
The Santa Paula Basinis adjudicated and exempt from the GSA process.
Source: 2015 Urban Water Management Plan