Commercial Dischargers

The Ventura Water Environmental Compliance team monitors and inspects over 650 non-domestic discharges within the City of Ventura. Aside from industrial dischargers, commercial dischargers can also have a large impact on our collection system and Ventura Water Reclamation Facility. To protect our system, we continue to enforce and implement our fat, oils, and grease (FOG) inspection program, dental amalgam certification program, and monitor our influent for illicit discharges from other commercial facilities. Commercial dischargers can do their part by complying with these programs and following appropriate industry related best management practices for pollutant reduction.

  1. Restaurants
  2. Dentists
  3. Breweries & Wineries
  4. Automotive
  5. Paint Supplies & Services

When fats, oil, grease (FOG) is poured down kitchen drains, it accumulates inside sewer system pipes. As FOG builds up, it restricts the flow in the pipes and can cause untreated wastewater to back up into homes, businesses and streets, resulting in high costs for clean-up and restoration.