Why doesn’t the City convey its tertiary treated water to the City of Oxnard as an alternative to the VenturaWaterPure Project?

This alternative would require the City of Ventura to convey its tertiary treated water (recycled) to the City of Oxnard’s advanced treatment plant and then purchase the water back for use by Ventura Water customers. It is legally uncertain whether the City of Oxnard could even sell the water back to the City of Ventura.

This alternative would require the construction of two pipelines and multiple pump stations. The City of Oxnard would need to expand its facility and these construction costs would be similar to those associated with the construction of VenturaWaterPure’s Advanced Water Treatment Facility.

Additionally, this alternative would potentially include large fees imposed by the City of Oxnard to both treat Ventura’s tertiary treated water and then repurchase it. The fees would be determined by the City of Oxnard and as a result, Ventura would lose control over the cost of its own drinking water source. The fees associated with this alternative would most likely exceed the operational costs of the proposed VenturaWaterPure Project.

What the VenturaWaterPure Project provides, that the City of Oxnard alternative does not, is a City of Ventura secured water asset. The City would be in control of the operations and maintenance budget and its impact to rates for the treated water.

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1. What is VenturaWaterPure?
2. What are the components of VenturaWaterPure?
3. What have been the safety considerations of potable reuse?
4. Why is VenturaWaterPure needed?
5. Why is VenturaWaterPure the preferred recycled water solution?
6. Why is the project scheduled for 2025 completion?
7. How will VenturaWaterPure be funded?
8. Why doesn’t the City expand its tertiary treated water or “purple pipe” infrastructure?
9. Why doesn’t the City convey its tertiary treated water to the City of Oxnard as an alternative to the VenturaWaterPure Project?
10. Why isn’t the City sending the tertiary treated water to United Water Conservation District’s (United) spreading grounds?
11. What is Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Genes
12. Is ARB/ARG removed during the advanced water purification process?
13. What measures are taken to ensure purified water sources are safe?