Water district weans itself off Casitas water thanks to recent rains

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
The only Ventura River Water District (VRWD) capable, until recently, of providing potable water is back to producing 100 percent of the District's water needs, according to General Manager Bert Rapp. “Thank goodness for that rain we had in December,” Rapp said Jan. 19. “It finally made it into the aquifer.”
Water in Well No. 1 was considered no longer potable on its own, Rapp said, after it reached a low level of 108.5 feet Jan. 3. The well was taken offline for five days while the District constructed a blending station. During that time, VRWD was 100 percent dependent on water provided by the Casitas Municipal Water District (CMWD), he said.

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