Ventura Water was awarded California Water Environmental Association
(CWEA) Tri-Counties Section’s Community Engagement Project of the Year and
Collection System of the Year (Medium System).
The Ventura Water collection system crew works diligently to maintain over
300 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 members
have an aggressive cleaning and maintenance schedule and have continued
to meet rigorous performance standards. Ventura Water has been
awarded the 2017 Collection System of the Year for the extraordinary effort by
each collection crew member.
Ventura Water was awarded the Community Engagement and Outreach
Project of the Year for its partnership with the MERITO Foundation, a local-
based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing meaningful watershed
experiences to multicultural youths. During the 2016-2017 school year,
approximately 500 students, parents and educators visited the Ventura Water
Reclamation Facility for a day of hands-on science-based learning. Through this
field experience, students were exposed to careers in water science and the
many roles and responsibilities necessary to sustain a safe and healthy environment.