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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. 


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 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



 Projects Under Construction

 Recycled Water Pump Station No. 2 – 3rd Pump – VCWWD #1

Recycled Water Pump Station No 2 & 3

This project is associated with the tertiary treatment system upgrades at the Moorpark Water Reclamation Facility and involves the addition of a 3rd recycled water pump and associated piping and electrical appurtenances.  This pump will operate on a variable frequency drive and allow the recycled water system to be operated with more flexibility and efficiency.  This upgrade will work in conjunction with the District’s newly expanded recycled water distribution system.








Projects In Design

 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.




Well2 FE MN Facility

Well No. 2 Iron and Manganese Removal Facilities – VCWWD #19

This project includes the construction of a wellhead treatment system including: iron and manganese treatment vessels, chemical addition systems, reclaimed water tank, and the associated piping and electrical appurtenances. The project is being funded through a USDA loan.  The District is currently in the final stages of design and plans to have the project start construction in early 2018.   








 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 reduce dependence on imported water, the 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 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 on and usage of 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 stormwater 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. 


 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. 


Recently Completed Projects

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

Ventura County Waterworks District No. 1 (District) has replaced its aging administration building with a new, highly functional office and laboratory building located at the Moorpark Water Reclamation Facility in Moorpark. Recently constructed, the one-story building is 5,200 square feet and features a state-of-the-art laboratory which offers full, cost-effective, in-house water quality testing. The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Operations Center provides redundancy and reliability of water system operations and water supply to District customers. The facility’s Education Center provides 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. 

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.





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 2017
Contractor: 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.

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




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

VCRulesRegs NEW HEADER With38 2018To review a complete set of the Ventura County Waterworks Districts Rules and Regulations, for Ventura County Waterworks Districts Nos. 1, 16, 17, 19 and 38, click on the link below.  For questions regarding these Rules and regulations, please call our office at (805) 378-3000. 






Water Quality Reports - Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs)   

Our 2016 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 




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Thank you for attending the public meeting on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Bell Canyon Community Center, and sharing information, exchanging ideas, and discussing the status, and future, of the Waterworks District No. 17 (Bell Canyon).

Click on this link to view the PowerPoint presented by Michaela Brown, Director of the Water and Sanitation Department, County of Ventura. 



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.


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
Administration and Customer Service - Jean Fontayne 805-378-3011
Administration, Customer Service, and Billing 805-378-3006
Administration, Customer Service, and Water Conservation - Sandy Harrison 805-378-3012
Citizens' Advisory Committee Information - Sharon Hurault 805-378-3005
Customer Service and Meter Reading Team 805-378-3045
Planning, Design, Construction, and Development - Susan Pan 805-378-3025
Operations and Maintenance - Eric Keller 805-378-3015
Laboratory Services and Water Quality - Shane Dass 805-378-3089
Distribution, Maintenance, and Construction Team - Sean Hanley 805-378-3046
Operations and Production Team
Moorpark Water Reclamation Facility 805-378-3093
Sanitation Team 805-529-7326
Sewer Operations and Maintenance - Augustine Godinez 805-378-3080
Water and Sewer Availability  805-378-3023
Water Operations and Maintenance -  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) Programs / 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



Agricultural Water Service Application

Requests for agricultural water service must comply with District classification Rule 1-C-3 (b):

"Agricultural" - customer that receives water service to a parcel of land that uses water exclusively for the:

(a) Growing of crops for human consumption or commercial purposes

(b) Raising of fowl or livestock for human consumptions or commercial purposes

(c) Commercial breeding and training of horses for sale, including training for racing

Agricultural use excludes water used for commercial or non-commercial boarding or riding facilities, stables, equestrian centers, show arenas or event centers, or other similar facilities or operations.

For WWD No. 1, the serviced parcel of land must be at least five (5) acres.

For WWD No. 19, the serviced parcel of land must be at least one (1) acre.


Requests for agricultural service connections must comply with District classification Rule 1-H-2a:

Water used for agricultural purposes shall be separately metered.

Agricultural water service may be discontinued, with a 30 days' notice, at the option of the District.

Agricultural service connection shall not be used to supply adjoining property of a different owner.