I am Gina Dorrington, and I am honored to be your new General Manager. I have over 20 years’ experience in the water and wastewater field, with the last seven of those years serving Ventura. I’ve had the opportunity to work within every aspect of the industry and I love the career it has given me. I can tell you that the men and women who serve you at Ventura Water are some of the best. We have such a dedicated and knowledgeable staff that prioritizes our water resources, ensuring that we uphold the community’s health and safety and meet environmental compliance. I am extremely proud to be a part of this team.
I am also thrilled to be part of Ventura’s water future with such exciting projects as the State Water Interconnection Project and VenturaWaterPure Program. The forward thinking here in Ventura is ensuring that we can continue to thrive and grow while sustaining our water resources.
I have been so impressed with how responsible our customers are in their effort to conserve water and participate in discussions about water. The response to the last drought, a 23% reduction in water use, was amazing! And the utilization of recycled water for irrigation has been great. With another drought upon us, we are going to have to continue those efforts to ensure we sustain our water supplies. We are asking for voluntary efforts now, knowing that you met those goals once before, and in the hopes that we don’t have to implement stricter restrictions. We can do this!
It has already been a beautiful summer and we have so many programs to promote conservation and show how to use water wisely. There are a lot of questions on how we should do our part and our staff is here to answer those for you. Thank you for your support and dedication to our water resources.