The Ventura Water Reclamation Facility is a tertiary treatment plant, located in the Ventura Harbor area near the mouth of the Santa Clara River, where the river meets the Pacific Ocean.
It provides treatment services to approximately 98% of City residences, with a total population of over 109,000.
Currently, following a 3-step treatment process at the facility, most of the treated wastewater is discharged into the Estuary after flowing through a series of wildlife ponds for about four days or delivered to reclaimed water customers.
See our F.O.G. page for more details.
Bacon Grease, Butter, Margarine, Cooking Oil, Mayonnaise, Salad Dressings, Sour Cream, Food Scraps, Gravy, Lard, Meat Fats and Shortening
When "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.
For more information see
Your Connection to the Collection
See our Inspection Program for more details.
A private sewer lateral is the pipe that connects a business or home's plumbing system to the City's wastewater collection main pipeline. The lateral is considered the "private" segment when it is located on private property and serves the purposes of an individual, privately-owned building. The property owner is responsible for entire pipe length, including the wye or saddle at the point of connection to the City's mainline.