Ventura Water Reaches Out
No matter what your interest, thereâ€™s something for you to learn or see or experience at one of the following events, activities or meetings this Fall.
October 3: Vote For Water: Take 1 Films
Cast your vote for one of the more than 40 short films (less than 5 minutes long) about water at watertake1.com. Voting is free across the globe but only one vote per computer is allowed before the October 3 deadline. Remember to save the date (November 14) to attend the 2013 Water: Take 1 Awards Ceremony. To preview this great event, hereâ€™s a video of last yearâ€™s festivities.
2012 - Water: Take 1 Awards Presentation Video
October 12: Ocean Friendly Gardens Class
Sign up now to learn more about Ocean Friendly Gardens, the lawn transformation trend sweeping through Ventura, at the next Water Wise Gardening Class from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. For more information and to register for the free class, visit cityofventura.net/water/landscape.
October 12: Storyfest
Children of all ages will enjoy Storyfest from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Ventura Unified School District Education Service Center, 255 W. Stanley Avenue, Ventura. Visit Ventura Waterâ€™s booth at this free event featuring storytelling, book giveaways, musical activities and the special â€œTruckfestâ€ - an opportunity for children to get up close and touch Ventura Water trucks and a fire engine.
October 15: Water Dedication and In-Lieu Fee Workshop
Please attend the second public workshop to provide feedback to the proposal to establish a water dedication or a water resource in-lieu fee for new or intensified development. The workshop is at 6 p.m. at the Cityâ€™s Sanjon Maintenance Yard. The proposed fee would apply to new or intensified development that requires increased water usage if sufficient water rights are not transferred as part of the development process. For more information and to review all draft documents, visit cityofventura.net/water/supply.
October 23: Ventura Water Rate Advisory Committee Public Meeting
The citizen Water Rate Advisory Committee will conduct its second public meeting at 6 p.m. at the Cityâ€™s Sanjon Maintenance Yard. The committee is tasked with contributing community input to an update of Venturaâ€™s Cost of Service study, the basis of water and wastewater rates. This effort will offer community members the opportunity to evaluate future customer rates based on 10-year financial plans which include operational costs (water supplies, electricity and treatment) as well as capital replacement and improvement projects for Venturaâ€™s aging pipelines and facilities. For more information and agenda items when available, visit cityofventura.net/water/committee.
October 24: Business Expo Haunting at the Harbor
Donâ€™t be scared to stop by the Ventura Water booth at the Ventura Chamber of Commerceâ€™s Business Expo from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Four Points Sheraton at Ventura Harbor. More than 60 businesses participate in this fun semi-annual event with lots of prizes, food and raffles. For more information and tickets ($10), visit venturachamber.com.
November 2: Blues at the Beach Festival
In our town, there are never enough beach parties with music! You are invited to stop by the Ventura Water booth to talk water from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit roadshowrevival.com.
November 9: Urban Gold Garden Class
The third of our Water Wise series, Urban Gold, will expand your knowledge about the water holding capacity and biology of soil. This free class will be held from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Cityâ€™s Sanjon Maintenance Yard. For more information and to register for the free class, visit cityofventura.net/water/landscape.
November 14: Water: Take 1 Awards Ceremony
If you watched and voted in the Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest, then you will want to have a seat at Ventura Waterâ€™s version of the Academy Awards from 6 p.m. â€“ 8 p.m. at the Brooks Institute of Photographyâ€™s remarkable sound stage in Ventura. Watch the top and winning films on the big screen, munch on popcorn and mingle with your neighbors at this fun and free community event. To be the first to receive all the details, signup for the Water: Take 1 Email List.
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