Water project in Ventura River Preserve expected to last two months

Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News reporter
Construction of a water pipeline beneath the Ventura River is set to begin next week.
But don't get your hopes up — it won't be bringing any new water to the Ojai Valley.
The Rancho Matilija Mutual Water Company (RMMWC) project is being built on Ojai Valley Land Conservancy's (OVLC) Ventura River Preserve (VRP).
RMMWC will be drilling under the river to install pipes that will take water from the company's wells east of the river to a pipeline along the river's western bank.
The new pipeline will provide RMMWC, an agricultural water supplier that serves multiple landowners north and west of the Rancho Matilija residential development, with a permanent water connection.

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