What is the difference between receiving a notification or a summon?

If you received a Notice, you have been identified as owning real property overlying one of the watershed’s four groundwater basins. If you claim rights to pump or store groundwater within one of the basins, you may become a party to this lawsuit by filing an answer on or before the deadline specified in the Notice.

If you received a Summons, it is because you have been identified as an owner of real property abutting the Ventura River or its tributaries. Your property’s proximity to the Ventura River or its tributaries may give you certain rights to take water from these resources. It is important to note that no one who received a summons will be subject to a monetary judgment.

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1. Why have I received a notice or summons?
2. Will I still receive water service from my service provider?
3. What is the difference between receiving a notification or a summon?
4. Am I a party to this lawsuit?
5. Should I hire an attorney?
6. What happens if I file an answer or other pleading?
7. What happens if I don't file an answer or other pleading?
8. How do I file an answer or other pleading?
9. When is the next hearing in this case?
10. What is this lawsuit about? What is it trying to accomplish?
11. Why is the City seeking to adjudicate water rights in the Ventura River Watershed?
12. How does the City use water from the Ventura River?
13. Since Channelkeeper filed the initial lawsuit, why did I receive the notice?
14. What is the City's goal in resolving this litigation?