How will the revenue from our rates be used to improve our water and wastewater systems?

Water and wastewater rates are essential for Ventura Water’s management, operations and maintenance of 675 miles of pipelines, 30 pump stations, three water treatment facilities, one wastewater treatment facility, and 27 tanks and reservoirs that serve more than 110,000 residents, businesses, and visitors. Investment in our water and wastewater systems directly translates to value for our customers. 

Like all of our life-giving services and necessary assets, our water and wastewater infrastructure must adapt to changes, planned and unplanned impacts, and be repaired and replaced as infrastructure ages.

A few of the longer-term, multi-benefit projects that Ventura Water is leading for our community include:

  • The State Water State Water Interconnection Project, which will expand Ventura’s water supplies by importing water we already own but lack the infrastructure to access.
  • City Water Line Interconnections, which are needed to continue to efficiently deliver clean water throughout the City.
  • VenturaWaterPure, which will recover, purify, and reuse water for beneficial use.
  • Water Reclamation Facility Upgrades, which will enable the City to continue to reliably treat wastewater and meet upcoming regulatory changes.
  • Emergency Generators Project, which will add generators to various booster pump station and well sites to provide power during extreme weather events.

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1. Why do water and wastewater rates need to change?
2. Why would rates change if we currently have enough water?
3. Would rates change if we did not need additional water supplies?
4. Has conservation helped to address water supply needs?
5. How does new development affect rates?
6. How will the revenue from our rates be used to improve our water and wastewater systems?
7. When was the last rate change?
8. How do Ventura's rates compare to other cities and water districts?
9. What influence does the VenturaWaterPure Project have on potential changes to the water rate structure and proposed rates?
10. Why can't water conservation be used in lieu of VenturWater Pure?
11. Which parts of our current rates were evaluated?
12. What is the process for determining rate changes?
13. What is the schedule for rate changes?
14. How often are rates evaluated and updated?
15. Who approves rate changes?
16. How do I know that the proposed rates are equitable?
17. How will the proposed rates impact my household bill?
18. What other changes can I expect?