The communities in Ventura County rely on three local water sources: the Ventura River, Lake Casitas, and local groundwater wells. In fact, the City of Ventura is one of biggest cities in the state to rely solely on local water supplies. However, as with many other California counties, prolonged drought has affected what is on tap. Riverside County water projects help to maintain clean, safe and reliable water for residents.
In addition to drought, a growing population also provides a challenge for meeting water demands. The Ventura WaterPure and State Water Interconnection Projects will help diversify sources. The Advanced Water Purification Facility project is slated to produce up to 4,000 acre-feet of recycled water per year. Tapping into state water via a 7-mile pipeline near Camarillo will serve as a backup if or when water levels get troublingly low.