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
"F.O.G."See our F.O.G. page for more details.
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 CollectionSee 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.