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Please take the time to browse our page and discover how the County of Ventura Water and Sanitation Department serves its customers.

The Department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to serve the public through two distinct divisions: the Utility Services Division and the Integrated Waste Management Division.
We hope our page provides you with helpful information you may need. For further information, please call us at (805) 378-3000.  


What's New - Public Hearings

To view the the February 14, 2017, public hearings regarding Ventura County Waterworks District Nos. 17's  (Bell Canyon) and 38's  (Lake Sherwood) proposed water rate restructuring and rate and service charge increases, click here.

Continuation of the public hearings regarding Ventura County Waterworks District Nos. 1's (Moorpark) and 19's (Somis) proposed water rate restructuring and rate and service increases was held on March 14, 2017. Check here soon to view these hearings.   

Water Rate Restructuring, Increases, and New Water Bill Calculator 

In order to cover the escalating costs of providing water service to our customers, to meet all applicable legal requirements, and to fairly and equitably spread the Districts' costs among all customer classes within each District, rate restructuring and increased water rates are being proposed for Ventura County Waterworks District Nos. 1 (Moorpark) , 17 (Bell Canyon), 19 (Somis), and 38 (Lake Sherwood)  Please click on the tab, "Publications & Documents" at the top of this web page for more information on the proposed changes.

Available early December 2016, If you receive water service through one of these four Districts, you may soon be able to click on the appropriate calculator below to estimate the impact of the proposed water rates. You will need to have a current copy of your water bill on hand to be able to provide the items required by the calculator.



   Bell Canyon District 17      Lake Sherwood District 38     Moorpark District 1         Somis District 19
          Bill Calculator                     Bill Calculator                      Bill Calculator               Bill Calculator





 The Utility Services Division of the County of Ventura Public Works Agency, Water and Sanitation Department is responsible for the administration, operation, and maintenance of water and/or sewer utilities for Ventura County Waterworks District (VCWWD)   No. 1 (Moorpark), the sewer utility for VCWWD No. 16 (Piru), and the water utilities for VCWWD No. 17 (Bell Canyon), VCWWD No. 19 (Somis), and VCWWD No. 38 (Lake Sherwood).
The Department also provides sanitation services to Camarillo Utility Enterprise (Camarillo Airport), County Service Area (CSA) No. 29 (North Coast), CSA No. 30 (Nyeland Acres), CSA No. 34 (El Rio), and Todd Road Jail.
Location:  6767 Spring Road, Moorpark, CA  93021

Mailing Address:  County of Ventura, Water and Sanitation Department, P.O. Box 250, Moorpark, CA  93020

Telephone: (805) 378-3000; 24-Hour Emergency (805) 378-3000

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.




The IWMD reduces waste, prevents pollution through the management of Household Hazardous Waste, and promotes the sustainable management of solid waste materials in partnership with the community.

The Division is responsible for the County's compliance with the California Integrated Waste Management Act , including recycling and reuse programs to reduce waste going to landfills and to enhance environmental quality.  Explore this site for more information. 

The IWMD is in the Hall of Administration at the main Ventura County Government Center. 

Location: 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA  93009-1650

Telephone: (805) 658-4321
  Fax: (805) 658-4324

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays




There are over 150 water purveyors in Ventura  County, which includes cities, water districts, mutual water companies, private water companies, and private wells. The Utility Services Division of the County of Ventura Water and Sanitation Department is responsible for the administration, billing, customer service, operation, maintenance, design, inspection, and construction of the following Special Districts and County Service Areas:


 If you live in the Simi Valley area, please contact Ventura County Waterworks District No.8 for information on establishing service.

 ervice Areas



 Current Project Information

New Office and Laboratory Building - VCWWD No. 1 (Moorpark)

Ventura County Waterworks District No. 1 (District) is replacing its aging administration building with a new, highly functional office and laboratory building located at the Moorpark Water Reclamation Facility in Moorpark. Currently under construction, the one-story building will be 5,200 square feet and feature a state-of-the-art laboratory which will offer full, cost-effective, in-house water quality testing. The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Operations Center will provide redundancy and reliability of water system operations and water supply to District customers. The facility’s Education Center will provide information to the public on water conservation and natural resources management occurring throughout the District. 


Meridian Reservoir – VCWWD No. 1 (District) (Moorpark)

The Meridian Reservoir is currently online and in the final stages of construction. 

This project consisted of constructing a 1.5 million gallon steel tank and accessory facilities. The reservoir’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system gathers real-time data including water levels and chlorine residual to be analyzed and monitored at the District’s Moorpark office.

This reservoir was constructed as part of the new Meridian Hills development by K. Hovnanian. The design was completed by David Evans and Associates and construction management was provided by Murow CM and the District.

This reservoir increases water storage capacity within the District creating a more reliable and robust water system.


Moorpark Desalter - VCWWD No. 1 (Moorpark)

With California entering its fifth year of drought, imported water costs increasing by 300% in 20 years, the need to develop a local water supply, and to reduce dependence on imported water, Ventura County Waterworks District No. 1 (District) is in the planning phase for the Moorpark Desalter Project.

This multi-million dollar project will including constructing production water wells in the shallow aquifer and extracting the brackish groundwater, which is high in salts and dissolved solids. Once extracted, this groundwater will be filtered through a membrane treatment process and disinfected, resulting in treated water quality which will meet State drinking water quality standards. The treated water will then be delivered to the District’s water distribution system. The brine waste from the treatment process will then be discharged into the Calleguas Municipal Water District’s Salinity Management Pipeline to be transported to the Pacific Ocean.

The many benefits of the Moorpark Desalter Project include:

  • Providing a local water supply, reducing dependence and usage on imported water, increasing water supply sustainability and reliability, and providing drought relief
  • Producing water at a lower cost than imported water - stabilizing water rates
  • Removing salts from the Las Posas Groundwater Basin, improving groundwater quality, reducing migration of a “salt plume” which is spreading into the East Las Posas Groundwater Basin
  • Increasing storm water recharge, which will improve the groundwater quality
  • Using less energy in the production of locally desalted water than imported water
  • Providing opportunities for public outreach and education on the planning, treating, distributing, and managing of our water resources. 


Stockton Reservoir – VCWWD No. 1 (Moorpark)

Currently in the design phase, the Stockton Reservoir will replace the existing 0.5 million gallon storage reservoir. The existing reservoir is located in the 994 pressure zone in the northwest portion of the District and is at the end of its useful service life.  The new Stockton Reservoir will be a 1.0 million gallon steel tank located on Stockton Road near the existing tank.




Phase IV Pipeline and Booster Pump Station – VCWWD No. 1 (District) (Moorpark)

The Recycled Water Phase IV Project serves to expand the District's existing recycled water distribution system in order to serve the Rustic Canyon Golf Course. Additional recycled water use will offset/decrease potable imported water demands, therefore increasing water supply reliability. The Recycled Water Booster Pump Station will increase recycled water pressure using up to four pumps. Project facilities include new pipeline,concrete block pump station, and a hydropneumatic tank.

Construction Start: February 2017Contractor: GSE Construction
Designer: Water Resource Engineering Associates
Construction Management: VCWWD #1

This webpage will be updated as construction progresses. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Matthew Grieger at (805) 378-3020.  


Piru Wastewater Treatment Plant Tertiary Treatment Facilities Project – VCWWD No. 16 (Piru)

This project is in the design phase for adding tertiary treatment process facilities to the existing Piru Wastewater Treatment Plant. When the facilities are constructed, the tertiary-treated effluent from the plant will meet California State Title 22 regulations and requirements for unrestricted recycled water use. The tertiary treatment process will include filtration and an ultraviolet light disinfection processes. The recycled water will be used for agricultural and landscape irrigation in the Piru area. 

 For current information on the status of the projects listed above, please review the Monthly Projects Status Report




Proposed Water Rate Restructuring and Increased Rates 

To cover the escalating costs of providing water service to our customers, new rate structures and increased monthly water rates are being proposed for Ventura County Waterworks District Nos. 1, 17, 19, and 38 (Districts). The proposed changes will vary between Districts.

An independent rate study was conducted, and numerous analyses were prepared, to recommend a new rate structure which would (1) provide water service based on actual costs to customers, (2) fairly allocate fixed charges across all customers in each District, and (3) more effectively balance each District's income with expenditures to better protect customers from rate instability. The new rate structure for each District is designed to meet all applicable legal requirements and to fairly and equitably spread each District's costs among all customer classes within each District.

To view the rate study and documents, click on the links below. 

Ventura County Waterworks District (WWD) No. 1 - Moorpark
*     12/6/2016 PowerPoint presentation before the Moorpark City Council
**    11/7/2016 PowerPoint presentation before the Ventura County WWD 1 Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) Mtg
***   Proposition 218 Notice for WWD No. 1
****  Ventura County Waterworks District No. 1 Water Rate Study

Ventura County Waterworks District (WWD) No. 17 - Bell Canyon
*      10/19/2016 PowerPoint presentation before the Ventura County WWD 17 CAC Meeting
*  Proposition 218 Notice for WWD No. 17
***  Ventura County Waterworks District No. 17 Water Rate Study

Ventura County Waterworks District (WWD) No. 19 - Somis
*     11/17/2016 PowerPoint presentation before the Ventura County WWD 19 CAC Meeting
*  *  Proposition 218 Notice for WWD No. 19
***  Ventura County Waterworks District No. 19 Water Rate Study

Ventura County Waterworks District (WWD) No. 38 - Lake Sherwood
10/19/2016 PowerPoint presentation before the Ventura County WWD 38 CAC Meeting
*  *  Proposition 218 Notice for WWD 38
***  Ventura County Waterworks District No. 38 Water Rate Study

Frequently Asked Questions -  For all four Waterworks Districts



 Water Quality Reports - Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs)  

Our 2015 Water Quality Reports can be viewed and printed here using Adobe Acrobat Reader. 



 Water Management Plans

Urban Water Management Plan, Ventura County Waterworks District (VCWWD) No.1, 2015 

Agricultural Water Management Plan, VCWWD No. 1, 2015  


Feasibility Study Reports for Current Construction Projects  

For Feasibility Studies/Reports on Current Construction Projects 



Ventura County Waterworks District Nos. 1, 16, 17, 19 and 38 Rules and Regulations 


To review the complete set of Rules and Regulations, including water conservation and sanitation, for Ventura County Waterworks District (District)  Nos. 1, 16, 17, and 19; and for Ventura County Waterworks District No. 38 (District 38), click on the links below

For questions regarding these Rules and Regulations, please call our office at (805) 378-3000. 



In case of an emergencyWater Restrictions can be found in Ventura County Waterworks Districts Rules and Regulations Section K - Water Shortages




The four CACs representing Ventura County Waterworks District (WWD) Nos. 1 (Moorpark), 17 (Bell Canyon), 19 (Somis), and 38 (Lake Sherwood) serve as liaisons between the community and the WWDs by providing input to Water and Sanitation Department staff and the Board.  Each WWD has its own CAC.  Meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted approximately one week prior to the meeting, but no later than 72 hours prior to a scheduled regular meeting.

The purpose of each CAC is to review staff recommendations regarding annual budgets, water and sanitation rate adjustments, capital improvement projects, annexation issues, new policy items, other issues related to management of the Districts, and to make recommendations to the Board.

 2017 CAC Meeting Yearly CalendarCalendar Graphic

The WWD No. 1 (Moorpark) CAC meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. in Moorpark


The WWD No. 17 (Bell Canyon) CAC meets the 3rd Tuesday of odd numbered months at 7:00 p.m. in Bell Canyon

The WWD No. 19 (Somis) CAC meets the 3rd Thursday of even numbered months at 3:30 p.m. in Moorpark

The WWD No. 38 (Lake Sherwood) CAC meets quarterly at 3:30 p.m. in Lake Sherwood

Contact: For further information on CAC meetings, please contact Sharon Hurault, Management Assistant, County of Ventura Water and Sanitation Department at (805) 378-3005 or via email at sharon.hurault@ventura.org


The Camarillo Utility Enterprise Advisory Committee is composed of property owners at the Camarillo Airport.
The CUE meets annually on the 4th Wednesday of May at 1:30 p.m. at the Camarillo Airport.


PLEASE NOTE: Meeting schedules are for planning purposes only and may be changed by mutual agreement of the Committee.  Please check this website 72 hours prior to any previously scheduled meeting to confirm the meeting.  Also, special meetings can be scheduled as necessary to conduct the business of the Committee; please check the website periodically for special meeting agendas.







Utility Services Division  
EMERGENCY (24-HOURS A DAY) 805-378-3000
MAIN OFFICE 805-378-3000
Citizens' Advisory Committee Information - Sharon Hurault 805-378-3005
Billing and Customer Service 805-378-3000
Planning, Design, Construction, and Development Manager - Susan Pan 805-378-3025
Operations and Maintenance Manager - Eric Keller 805-378-3015
Laboratory Services and Water Quality - Shane Dass 805-378-3089
Distribution, Maintenance, and Construction Workgroup - Sean Hanley 805-378-3046
Operations and Production Workgroup - Don Miller 805-378-3042
Moorpark Water Reclamation Facility 805-378-3093
Office Administration and Water Conservation - Jean Fontayne
Customer Service and Meter Reading Workgroup - Andy Flores 805-378-3045
Sanitation Workgroup 805-529-7326
Sewer Operations and Maintenance Superintendent - Augustine Godinez 805-378-3080
Water and Sewer Availability  805-378-3023
Water Operations and Maintenance Superintendent -  David Hazen 805-378-3041
Integrated Waste Management Division
MAIN OFFICE  805-658-4321
Division Manager - Bruce Belluschi 805-658-4311
Staff /Services Manager - Derrick Wilson 805-658-4314
Recycling Market Development Zone Administrator / Eye on the Environment Articles - David Goldstein 805-658-4312
Residential and Commercial Solid Waste Collection Contracts / Senior - Low Income Program -  Lisa McCullough 805-658-4320
Solid Waste Tonnage Tracking and Reporting / Green Waste Exemption Program - Gloria Silvestri-Whitcomb 805-658-4319
Land Use Reviews / Community Service Districts Liaison / Community Beautification Events - Tobie Mitchell
Construction & Demolition Debris Management Program / Electronic Waste Program / Community Beautification Events - Howard E. Hope 805-658-4322
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) / Used Oil Payment Program / Web Content  - Don Sheppard 805-658-4318
Administrative Office Assistant / HHW Appointment Scheduling - Cortney Rasura 805-658-4316
Household Hazardous Waste Appointment Line 805-658-4323