City of Ventura releases draft environmental impact report for water supply projects

The City of Ventura invites community members and stakeholders interested in learning about the VenturaWaterPure project’s role in a sustainable water future for Ventura to review and comment on the Ventura Water Supply Projects Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR). The public review and written comment period for the Draft EIR will run until April 19, 2019.

The City of Ventura is currently in the planning phases for the proposed VenturaWaterPure Project which includes the construction of an Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF) for potable reuse. Potable reuse is the proven use of recycled water to supplement drinking water supplies. After years of special studies, environmental assessment, demonstration facility testing, and stakeholder meetings, the City determined the best way to enhance environmental protection while improving local water quality and supply reliability is to divert highly treated wastewater discharges for reuse. The final product of this state-of-the-art AWPF would be a new, locally owned source of highly purified drinking water that provides Ventura with a long-term drought resilient water supply solution.

Interested persons, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend a public meeting, in conjunction with the regularly scheduled Water Commission meeting, to receive an overview and ask questions about the environmental analysis of the project.

Public Meeting Date Tuesday, March 26, 2019,5:30 P.M., Ventura City Hall, Community Meeting Room (Room 202)

Written comments on the Draft EIR are due no later than 5 PM on Monday, April 19, 2019.

Please direct your comments to:

Gina Dorrington
City of Ventura
501 Poli Street
Ventura, CA 93002-0099
Email: gdorrington@cityofventura.ca.gov

Upon completion of the environmental review process, the next steps include permitting, final design, and bidding for construction.

Document Availability: Copies of the Draft EIR are available for review at:

  • City of Ventura Planning Division, 501 Poli Street, Room117
  • City of Ventura E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main Street
  • City of Ventura Avenue Library, 606 N. Ventura Avenue
  • County of Ventura Saticoy Library, 1292 Los Angeles Avenue, Ventura, CA 93004
  • Visit www.venturawater.net

For information on how to review the Draft EIR and submit written comments, visit www.venturawater.net and click on the Ventura Water Supply Projects graphic.

This release is available on the City of Ventura website at www.cityofventura.ca.gov

Craig A. Jones
Ventura Water
Management Analyst II
General Manager’s Office
Phone: 805-654-7526
Cell: 805-223-4378
cajones@cityofventura.ca.gov
www.venturawater.net

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