Ventura is one of the largest cities in Southern California that relies solely on local water sources.

After a decade of comprehensive evaluations, studies, and piloting has allowed local leaders to consider many forward-thinking solutions to ensure Ventura’s continued water supply. Ultimately, this work led to the VenturaWaterPure Program.   

VenturaWaterPure will recover, treat, and reuse water that is currently discharged into the Santa Clara River Estuary, creating a locally-owned, drought-resilient water source that isn’t dependent on rainfall. VenturaWaterPure is:

  • Drought resilient. Creates a drought-resistant, reliable water supply that isn’t dependent on rain.
  • High-quality. Provides a high-quality drinking water supply that meets and exceeds drinking water quality standards.
  • Environmentally protective. Meets regulatory requirements by reducing water discharge into the estuary, creating a natural environment that can support endangered species.

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    at 805-500-8103
  1. VWP Construction Updates

    Construction Updates

    Latest information and updates for construction activity for the VenturaWaterPure Program. Read on...
  2. Water Outage Map_

    Water Outage Map

    Stay informed about water service disruptions throughout the City of Ventura with our interactive water outage map. Read on...
  3. VWP Request for Proposals

    Request for Proposals for Construction Management Services

    Experienced construction management teams are invited to submit proposals for design and construction processes for two projects located at the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility. Read on...
  4. VenturaWater-GeneralManageer_GinaDorrington

    General Manager editorial: VenturaWaterPure is paving the way for a sustainable future

    In case you missed it, check out the latest guest editorial in the VC Star from General Manager Gina Dorrington on how the City of Ventura invests in a sustainable and drought-proof water supply. Additional Info...
  5. Disaster Financial Assistance, SBA

    Disaster Financial Assistance for Ventura Residents

    The Small Business Administration announced the availability of low-interest disaster loans for businesses and residents affected by the heavy rain and flooding from the December 2023 storm. Additional Info...
  6. NB 101 Lane Closure

    Extended lane closure on the NB 101

    Caltrans has closed the left lane on the NB 101 south of California Street through Spring 2024. Additional Info...
  7. Ocean Outfall News Flash

    Ocean Outfall Project

    A new ocean outfall is a critical component of VenturaWaterPure Program, as it allows for the disposal of concentrate generated by the new Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF). Additional Info...
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About VenturaWaterPure

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