State Water Interconnection

  1. Background
  2. Documents
The City has a 10,000 acre-foot per year allocation from the California State Water Project (SWP).  To date, the City has not constructed the improvements necessary to receive direct delivery of its allocation. The State Water Interconnection Project will enable delivery of SWP water by wheeling through Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Calleguas Municipal Water District to the City. The connection will also facilitate direct delivery of SWP water to United Water Conservation District and direct or in-lieu delivery of SWP water to Casitas Municipal Water District. In addition, the interconnection will allow the City to deliver water to Calleguas Municipal Water District during an outage of its imported water supplies.

In January 2017, City Council authorized an agreement with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants to prepare an alignment study for the State Water Interconnection Pipeline. This agreement also included preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) of the preferred alignment.

On February 28, 2018, the City issued the Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the State Water Interconnection Project. The NOP was prepared to notify responsible and trustee agencies and the public that the environmental review process pursuant to CEQA has commenced. On March 15, 2018, a scoping meeting was held to solicit comments regarding the scope and content of the EIR. A matrix of issues and comments raised at the scoping meeting is provided in the June 2018 Scoping Report. It is anticipated the Draft EIR will be circulated for public review in November/December 2018.


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City of Ventura
Betsy Cooper
  336 Sanjon Road
Ventura, CA 93002