Why isn’t the City sending the tertiary treated water to United Water Conservation District’s (United) spreading grounds?

Sending tertiary treated water (recycled) to United’s spreading grounds presents the same limitations that the City of Oxnard alternative does. The City of Ventura would be subject to the costs imposed by United. The City would not have exclusive control of its water supply, and the water would be available to all users in United’s service area which could lead to challenges with beneficial use costs, water rights, and allocations.  In addition, the tertiary treated water would require additional treatment to reduce the dissolved solid and salt content before it could be spread. The City of Ventura would be responsible for this additional cost without the full return benefit of having control over the water supply.

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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?