Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced a $300,000 federal grant for the City of Ventura to replace outdated water meters, which will help save water and better meet future demand.

“Reliable access to water is essential for our families and our community,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “I am so happy to see the City of Ventura receive this funding because making better use of technology to monitor and conserve water is a smart way to improve sustainability, make water delivery more efficient, and prepare for future drought conditions.”

The City of Ventura will receive $300,000 from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation to support the City’s project to replace more than 10,000 manually read water meters with advanced meters that will automatically relay data on water usage to customers and the city. The project is expected to save 245 acre-feet of water annually.

“We are very grateful to receive this grant,” said City of Ventura Mayor Erik Nasarenko. “This funding supports Ventura’s ongoing conservation efforts and allows us to be even better stewards of water.”

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