History of Camrosa

The Camrosa Water District, organized under the California Water Code, was established on July 24, 1962. Construction of the initial waterworks facilities occurred from 1966 through 1969, and this installation forms the backbone of the potable water system in place today. The District’s first customers were ranchers who took delivery of imported water directly from the newly constructed Calleguas pipeline that traversed the area. From these few irrigation customers in the sixties, the potable water distribution system has expanded steadily to serve approximately 35,000 residents, more than 3,000 acres of agriculture, and a host of businesses and light industry.

Service Area

Camrosa Water District encompasses an area of about 31 square miles in the southern portion of Ventura County, California. The District is surrounded by the Cities of Camarillo, Simi Valley, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks.

The District serves more than 30,000 people and delivers more than 14,400 acre-feet of water each year. Camrosa delivers potable water, non-potable surface water and water reclaimed at its Water Reclamation Facility.

Wastewater collection services are provided in the central portion of the District and to CSUCI and County of Ventura.

Water Systems

Camrosa provides three classes of water: potable, non-potable, and recycled. These three classes of water are delivered through separate distribution systems.

Potable water—drinking water that comes out of your taps and is suitable for every human need—is a blend of about 50 percent imported water and 50 percent groundwater.

Non-potable water is a blend of local groundwater and surface water diverted from the Conejo Creek. About half of the non-potable water produced goes to the Pleasant Valley County Water District, a neighboring agricultural water district, in exchange for groundwater pumping allocations Camrosa uses to produce more local drinking water.

Recycled water is produced at the CWRF, located near Cal State Channel Islands, and is delivered to nearby agriculture customers and the university. All of CSUCI’s landscaping is irrigated with recycled water, and Camrosa customers use 100 percent of the recycled water the CWRF produces.

Board of Directors

Camrosa is governed by a five-member Board of Directors, elected at large, each representing a specific Division within the District (see map). Directors are elected to four-year staggered terms with elections held in even-numbered years.

Andrew F. Nelson

Vice President
Division 1

Jeffrey C. Brown

Division 2

Timothy H. Hoag

Division 3

Gene F. West

Division 4

Terry L. Foreman

Division 5

Executive Team

Mr. Huff’s Executive Team is made up of four managers responsible for distinct areas of the District’s operations: Customer Accounts & Billing, Information Technology, Engineering & Operations, and Finance.

Norman Huff

Norman Huff

General Manager

Customer Service Manager

IT & Special Projects Manager

Engineering & Capital Projects Manager

Deputy General Manager/Finance


Camrosa customers can receive assistance from our Customer Service Representatives by phone at (805) 388-0226 or via email at customerservice@camrosa.com.

When contacting our office, please provide the name on the account, along with your account/customer number or service address. You will find your account/customer number listed on your most recent water bill.

If you would like to contact a specific staff member, you can find the Staff Directory HERE.