How does the City use water from the Ventura River?

As one of Ventura’s primary water suppliers, the City has exercised its Ventura River water rights to serve residents and other customers for generations. Today, the river makes up approximately 20% of the City’s total water supply. Ventura Water, a department of the City, and the City’s municipal water supplier, provides integrated water and wastewater services to approximately 113,000 people through more than 32,000 service connections.

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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?