Working Together To Protect Public Health

The wastewater collection system and the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility provide vital public health services to our community. In partnership with our customers, we are dedicated to managing the quality of water, including the prevention of harmful substances, that enter our wastewater (sewer) system for cleaning.

  1. Operations
  2. Maintenance
  3. Collections
  4. Environmental Compliance
  5. Laboratory

Ventura Water Reclamation Facility (VWRF) employs 14 state licensed operators working around the clock, 365 days per year. The operators are responsible for maintaining the tertiary treatment process of water flowing into the facility. The operators work diligently to ensure all discharge meets and exceeds the requirements set forth in our NPDES Permit issued from the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Municipal Code Rules & Regulations


The rules and regulations governing the City's pretreatment program, as well as other areas, are contained in the City's Municipal Code:
Division 22 - Public Utilities, Part 2 - Sewer Service.
Chapter 22.200 - General Provisions
Chapter 22.210 - Sewer Connections
Chapter 22.215 - Sewer Capacity Deficiency Fee - Downtown District and Ventura Avenue Corridor
Chapter 22.220 - Sewer Service Charges
Chapter 22.230 - Additional Sewer Services Charges
Chapter 22.240 - Industrial Pretreatment and Discharge of Liquid and Nondomestic Waste
Chapter 22.250 - Private Sewer Laterals

Industrial Wastewater Prohibited Discharge Standards (PDF) is incorporated into the Sewer Use Ordinance in Chapter 22.240.240 by reference.