Water and Wastewater Rates

Water and Wastewater Rate Study 2020-2021

Ventura Water recently launched a new digital platform designed to encourage public participation in the City of Ventura’s on-going Water and Wastewater Rate Study. For more information on the Water and Wastewater Rate Study visit www.venturawaterrates.net   

Water Tiers

Currently, water rates are set in 4 blocked tiers and billed in units of hundred cubic feet (HCF). One HCF equals 748 gallons or approximately 15 full bathtubs of water. This variable charge is based on your actual water use as recorded by your water meter. The more water used, the higher the per unit charge. 

  • Tier 1 = 0 to 6 HCF (0 to 4,488 gallons)
  • Tier 2 = 7 to 14 HCF (4,488 to 10,472 gallons)
  • Tier 3 = 15 to 30 HCF(10,472 to 22,440 gallons)
  • Tier 4 = >30 HCF (22,440 gallons and up)

Water Shortage Update

On May 4, 2020, the Ventura City Council declared a Stage 2 Water Shortage Event. As a reminder, Stage 3 Water Shortage rates were implemented in September 2015 and remained in effect through June 30, 2020. The Stage 2 rate change is effective July 1, 2020.  

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