The rain and snow in December were not enough to fill regional storage and a web of state-level policies limits the amount of imported water that can flow out of the Delta. As a result, our imported water suppliers—the Department of Water Resources, Metropolitan Water District, and Calleguas Municipal Water District—do not have sufficient supplies to meet regular demands through the rest of the year.
We expect our suppliers to issue conservation mandates by the end of April 2022 and anticipate that irrigating residential lawns will be limited to one day a week.
The concept they’re promoting is that the more we conserve now, the longer we can put off more drastic mandates. In the meantime, during the current water crisis, we appreciate your help to reduce water use as much as possible. For more information CLICK HERE.
As Camarillo moves towards reopening according to the Ventura County Stay Well VC public health order, it is important to remember that while the water Camrosa delivers is safe, once it passes a meter and enters a building’s system, it’s no longer circulating in the system and can, after being dormant for a significant period of time, grow stagnant. If your building was closed during the quarantine orders, it is essential you flush the pipes of the buildings and grounds before reoccupying the building.
See this flyer for basic guidelines on how to flush your pipes before reoccupying buildings and links to more information. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call the office at (805) 388-0226.
YOUR WATER AND THE CORONAVIRUS
The coronavirus has no impact on the quality or supply of your tap water. The Water Research Foundation has confirmed that drinking water is not a vector for COVID-19. Your tap water is available and safe, and does not transmit the virus.
While it’s always advisable to stock bottled water at home in case of emergencies that disrupt the water supply, Camrosa Water District does not expect this health outbreak to disrupt service to our customers.
Camrosa is committed to providing our customers with safe and reliable water. Our drinking water system relies on groundwater pumped from several local groundwater basins and imported water from Calleguas Municipal Water District, a wholesaler of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
Imported water is treated at the Joseph Jensen Treatment Plant where it undergoes ozonation, filtration, and chloramination to eliminate pathogens, including viruses like the Coronavirus (see this fact sheet from the California Department of Drinking Water for more information). Groundwater is also chloraminated and/or chlorinated and we maintain a chlorine residual in our drinking water system.
The system is frequently and routinely tested by our highly trained, State-certified water quality experts at representative points throughout the District to ensure our water meets and exceeds all state and federal drinking water standards. More information on water quality can be found in our Consumer Confidence Report.
Protecting your health through clean water is the most important thing we do.
The Coronavirus outbreak is evolving quickly, and we encourage you to stay up to date. See the links below for more information.
VC Emergency/Ventura County Public Health
California Department of Public Health
U.S. Centers for Disease Control