What is the VenturaWaterPure Program?

VenturaWaterPure is a potable reuse program that will recover, treat, and reuse water that is currently discharged into the Santa Clara River Estuary.

This program will divert treated water from Ventura’s wastewater treatment facility to a new Advanced Water Purification Facility, where the water will be treated to drinking water standards and then injected into a local groundwater basin for storage, and later extracted and delivered to customers.

Advanced purification involves multiple treatment processes including biofiltration, ultra-filtration, reverse osmosis, ultraviolet light, and advanced oxidation. This proven approach, known as potable reuse, is currently used throughout California, other States, and internationally and is regulated by the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water.

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1. What is the VenturaWaterPure Program?
2. How does the program work?
3. What are the benefits of VenturaWaterPure?
4. How does VenturaWaterPure help with Ventura’s water supply?
5. What are the program components?
6. How will the water be treated?
7. Is potable reuse safe?
8. Has Ventura tested advanced treatment?
9. Is Ventura the first to use this technology?
10. What are the major program milestones?
11. When will the program be complete?
12. How much will the program cost?
13. What is the impact to ratepayers?