FROM THE COUNTY OF VENTURA
WATER AND SANITATION DEPARTMENT
NOTICE OF LEVEL 2 WATER SUPPLY SHORTAGE
VENTURA COUNTY WATERWORKS DISTRICTS
NOS. 1 (Moorpark), 17 (Bell Canyon), 19 (Somis) and 38 (Lake Sherwood)
On May 1, 2015, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors declared a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage.
Please review mandatory conservation information regarding your Waterworks District.
With emergency drought conditions persisting throughout California, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted Emergency Regulations requiring an IMMEDIATE 25% REDUCTION in overall urban potable water use statewide in accordance with Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s April 1, 2015, Executive Order. Reductions vary by Waterworks District.
Please be aware outdoor irrigation is NOT permitted during and 48 hours following measurable rainfall. Runoff is prohibited.LEARN MORE
July 2016 – Surcharge Refunds
Ventura County Waterworks District Nos. 1 (Moorpark), 17 (Bell Canyon), 19 (Somis), and 38 (Lake Sherwood) are currently in the process of refunding surcharges that were paid by their customers. Paid surcharges have been credited back to customers’ accounts.
If you are a customer of one of the Districts and eligible for a surcharge refund for previously paid Calleguas Municipal Water District surcharges, a credit balance will be reflected on your water bill issued after July 7, 2016. You may elect to leave the credit balance on your account to be used towards future water charges (as well as sewer charges, if applicable). Customers with credit balances exceeding several average bill amounts may prefer to receive a refund check. If, after receiving and reviewing a credit-balance bill, you decide you would like to receive a full or partial refund check, please contact the District office at 805-378-3000 for a refund request form.
July 2016 – The Regional Drought is far from Over
Established in 1999, the Regional Drought Monitor is a weekly map of drought conditions that is produced jointly by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Source: U.S. Drought Monitor
February 2, 2016 – The State Water Resources Control Board adopted an emergency water conservation regulation that extends the requirements of the existing regulation through October 2016. Click here for further information on the regulation.
On November 13, 2015, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., issued an Executive Order that calls for additional actions to build on the State’s ongoing response to record drought. The Executive Order also intensifies the State’s drought response by extending emergency conservation regulations through October 2016, if drought persists through January 2016. The District still urges customers to continue to find ways of conserving water and reducing their usage.
Calleguas, our wholesale water purveyor is well below their 15% reduction target from Metropolitan and our Districts are also below their targets from Calleguas which makes imposition of a surcharge from Calleguas unlikely, and so on December 15, 2015, the Board of Supervisors authorized the District to defer collection of water use (pass-through) surcharges. The District will continue to track and inform customers of the amount of any such deferred surcharge payments through the billing system and on monthly bills. The bills will continue to show the CMWD Surcharges in the Total Amount Due until the billing system is updated. Customers are advised that payment of the CMWD Surcharges Tier 1 & 2 are deferred at this time. All other charges must be paid in full. For questions, please call our Billing Office at (805) 378-3000.