United Water Conservation District is a proven leader in managing and protecting the region’s water supply. We believe innovative thinking and collaboration offer solutions to ensuring a sustainable water future. At United, we work with partners at the local, state and federal levels to maintain, grow and preserve our area’s water system, while also protecting the environment. Located in California’s central Ventura County, the District encompasses the Santa Clara River Valley and Oxnard Coastal Plain.
United Water Conservation District shall manage, protect, conserve and enhance the water resources of the Santa Clara River, its tributaries and associated aquifers, in the most cost effective and environmentally balanced manner.
Originally formed as the Santa Clara Water Conservation District in 1927, voters approved the formation of United Water Conservation District in 1950. Over the years, United has constructed numerous facilities, pipelines and recharge basins – including the Santa Felicia Dam, Lake Piru Reservoir and Freeman Diversion ¬– to enhance the local water system and maintain sustainable water management.
Today, we continue to serve as the conservator of groundwater resources that are utilized by the cities of Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura, Santa Paula, and Fillmore, as well as Naval Base Ventura County and several mutual water districts, farms and individual pumpers. We also provide surface water for agricultural irrigation and treated drinking water to the cities of Oxnard and Port Hueneme.