Water Quality

United Water Conservation District is dedicated to providing fresh, clean and safe water. Clean groundwater is vital to the health of our region for more than drinking purposes.  Ventura County agriculture also depends heavily on groundwater and surface water for irrigation.

The California Department of Public Health has established strict standards for the quality of drinking water by setting maximum levels for several contaminants. United diligently follows these standards and has established strict testing procedures to detect nitrates, sulfates, total dissolved solids (TDS), and numerous other contaminants. While low levels of sulfates or TDS may have some effect on taste or appearance, United water is frequently monitored and tested to maintain levels below the state standard.  They subsequently disinfect the water and then assume the role of a water wholesaler by delivering it to its retail agency customers.

Consumer Confidence Report

United Water's Oxnard-Hueneme Delivery System supplies about 15,000 acre-feet of water per year to several agencies in the Oxnard Plain, including the cities of Oxnard and Port Hueneme, two Naval bases, and several smaller water companies. Those agencies supply our water to over 215,000 people, most of it treated or blended with other supplies.

Each year thousands of tests are conducted for over 180 chemicals and contaminants that could be found in this drinking water. This annual report highlights the quality of water we delivered to our customers last year.

Santa Clara River Watershed Sanitary Survey Update

United Water Conservation District performed the first sanitary survey for the Santa Clara River watershed in 1996 (supplemented in 1997).  The original sanitary survey has been updated on two occasions, the first update represented the period between the original survey and December 31, 2000 and the second survey followed five years later culminating on December 31, 2005.

Iron and Manganese Treatment for the Oxnard-Hueneme Pipeline

The United Water Conservation District has prepared a feasibility study for iron and manganese treatment of deep wells that supply the Oxnard-Hueneme Pipeline. The District is planning to construct treatment facilities which will improve the operational flexibility and drought resilience of the Oxnard-Hueneme Pipeline system.