How does the program work?

The VenturaWaterPure Program includes a network of infrastructure designed to recover, treat and reuse water that was previously discharged into the Santa Clara River Estuary.

STEP 1. Currently, wastewater from the City of Ventura is sent to the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility (VWRF), where it’s treated and cleaned before being discharged into the Santa Clara River Estuary. The VWRF is being upgraded with a Membrane Bioreactor and Ultraviolet (UV) Light disinfection, which will provide a higher quality of water than currently produced.

STEP 2. Water from the VWRF is sent to a new Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF) for reuse. Using a scientifically proven process, the AWPF will treat water to drinking-water standards, creating a reliable, locally controlled, and high-quality water source. 

STEP 3.  The purified water will then be injected into a local groundwater basin and later distributed to Ventura Water customers.

The concentrate generated during the treatment process will be sent to an ocean outfall for disposal.

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1. What is the VenturaWaterPure Program?
2. How does the program work?
3. What are the benefits of VenturaWaterPure?
4. How does VenturaWaterPure help with Ventura’s water supply?
5. What are the program components?
6. How will the water be treated?
7. Is potable reuse safe?
8. Has Ventura tested advanced treatment?
9. Is Ventura the first to use this technology?
10. What are the major program milestones?
11. When will the program be complete?
12. How much will the program cost?
13. What is the impact to ratepayers?