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Ventura Water was awarded California Water Environmental Association(CWEA) Tri-Counties Section’s Community Engagement Project of the Year andCollection System of the Year (Medium System).
The Ventura Water collection system crew works diligently to maintain over300 miles of sewer line that conveys an average of 7.5 million gallons a day(MGD) of wastewater to the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility. Crew membershave an aggressive cleaning and maintenance schedule and have continuedto meet rigorous performance standards. Ventura Water has beenawarded the 2017 Collection System of the Year for the extraordinary effort byeach collection crew member.
Ventura Water was awarded the Community Engagement and OutreachProject of the Year for its partnership with the MERITO Foundation, a local-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing meaningful watershedexperiences to multicultural youths. During the 2016-2017 school year,approximately 500 students, parents and educators visited the Ventura WaterReclamation Facility for a day of hands-on science-based learning. Through thisfield experience, students were exposed to careers in water science and themany roles and responsibilities necessary to sustain a safe and healthy environment.