September 16, 2020- Due to system pressure loss from a recent water main break on Telephone Road, the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, in conjunction with Ventura Water, are advising residents of Ventura located South of the 126 Freeway, West of Campanula Avenue, East of Wells Road, including Lirio extension and North of the Santa Clara River (VIEW MAP HERE) to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.
DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one (1) minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking and food preparation until further notice. Boiling water is the preferred treatment method to assure that the water is safe to drink in these areas. We will inform you when tests show that water is safe to drink and you no longer need to boil your water. We anticipate resolving the problem within 48-72 hours.
For more information call:
- Gina Dorrington, Ventura Water Assistant General Manager- Operations at (805) 223-3053.
- State Water Resources Control Board, Drinking Water Field Operations Branch at (805) 566-1326
- Local Environmental Health Jurisdiction at (805) 654-2813
Please share this information with others who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).
If you were not impacted by the emergency shutoff on September 16, 2020 or are outside the impacted area, then no action is required.