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U.S. EPA Administrator and Congresswomen Brownley visit Reclamation Facility 

U.S. EPA Administrator and Congresswoman Brownley visit Ventura Water

The City of Ventura got a special visit from U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Congresswoman Julia Brownley on August 18, 2021. Dignitaries joined Mayor Sofia Rubalcava, Deputy Mayor Joe Schroeder, City Manager Alex McIntyre, and Ventura Water General Manager Susan Rungren in touring the City's water reclamation facility, collecting data under the proposed bipartisan infrastructure deal. 

City leaders spoke with officials about drought, water infrastructure needs, and projects to diversify Ventura’s water supply like the State Water Interconnection Project and VenturaWaterPure.

Read more in this story from the Pacific Coast Business Times

VenturaWaterPure Receives $2.5 Million Grant

The City of Ventura has received confirmation of funding from the Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program Funding in the amount of $2.5 million for the VenturaWaterPure Projects.

On December 16, 2019, Congress enacted the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act designating funding for top ranking projects including the City's VenturaWaterPure Project.

This funding will support project planning, permitting and pre-design that will facilitate construction of the VenturaWaterPure project. The City plans to continue to participate in future WIIN Act funding opportunities until it reaches the $20 million federal limit for the project.

Final Environmental Impact Report

The City of San Buenaventura (City of Ventura) as the Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the  Ventura Water Supply Projects. The projects will protect the ecology of the Santa Clara River Estuary (SCRE) and develop additional water supply sources to enhance water supply reliability. View  the Ventura Water Supply Projects' Final EIR here.

On October 14, 2019, Ventura City Council unanimously voted to certify the EIR for the Ventura Water Supply Projects