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.

CLICK HERE    TO READ THE SPECIAL DROUGHT NOTICE

CLICK HERE    TO KEEP INFORMED ON THE WATER RATE STRUCTURE CHANGES

 


A Stage 2 Water Supply Shortage and the Waterworks Districts

On May 5, 2015, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors issued a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage for the following Waterworks Districts, asking all residents of the following cities, rural areas, unincorporated areas and environs to reduce water use in each of the Ventura County Waterworks Districts below:

1

MOORPARK

Waterworks District 1’s goal is to reduce water use by 30%.

17

BELL CANYON

Waterworks District 17’s goal is to reduce water use by 25%.

19

SOMIS

Waterworks District 19’s goal is to reduce water use by 25%.

38

LAKE SHERWOOD

Waterworks District 38’s goal is to reduce water use by 25%.

WATER WISE REGULATIONS AND TIPS

A drought Level 2 has been declared. Please do your part, follow the emergency conservation regulations. REGULATIONS

TIP #1

Reduce your
shower time
to 5 minutes.

 

Saves up to 8 gallons each time.

TIP #2

Fix all leaking faucets, pipes, toilets, hoses, sprinklers, etc.

 

Saves up to 20 gallons per day.

TIP #3

Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks.

 

Saves up to 150 gallons each time.

TIP #4

Use water from a bucket to wash your car & save the hose for rinsing.

 

Saves up to 5 gallons each time.

There are many small changes you can make around your home that help make a big difference in saving California’s water.        MORE TIPS

587

FACT #1

Water levels in over 40% of the 587 wells in Southern California have declined by more than 2.5 feet in response to the increased stress on groundwater sources.

 

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FACT #2

The average Californian uses 196 gallons of water per day. While an average Californian family of 4 uses around 286,000 gallons per year.

 

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FACT #3

70% of California is now considered to be in “EXTREME DROUGHT”, with 46% considered to be in “EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT”.

 

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FACT #4

The average residential customer spends about 60% of their water on outdoor irrigation. Rebates are available per square foot of turf removed.

 

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REPORT WATER WASTE

Please help us conserve water. If you have a water wasting incident to report, CONTACT US