Project Information

  1. Need
  2. Overview
  3. Benefits
  4. How It Works
  5. Timeline

Ventura Needs More Water

Ventura is one of biggest cities in California to rely solely on local water supplies. Rainfall feeds Ventura River, Lake Casitas and groundwater basins to meet all community needs. But prolonged drought and regulations have reduced the local water supply. Without additional supply, Ventura’s water needs will outpace its supply by 20% to 30% as early as 2035.

After a decade of study and analysis, the City proposes two solutions: VenturaWaterPure and the State Water Interconnection Project. Combined, the projects would diversify Ventura’s water supply; secure a new, locally-owned water source; meet regulatory requirements; improve water quality; and meet future water supply needs.