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Treatment Facility


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.

  • Treats 8 to 9 million gallons of wastewater per day,
  • More than 300 miles of sewer mains 
  • 14 lift stations  
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.

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