BOIL WATER NOTICE (10/14/2019) for parts of Ojai. The affected area includes the upper neighborhood portions north of Grand Avenue between North Montgomery Avenue and Mercer Avenue. Click link for a map of the impacted area, list of addresses that are impacted, and a fact sheet about "What To Do During a Boil Water Advisory."


PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION.  Construction will begin in August for two pipeline projects in Ojai – N. Ventura Street between Ojai Avenue and Summer Street, and Sunset Place between Mountain View Avenue and Grandview Avenue. Pipelines, fire hydrants, valves, and service lines will be replaced. We will keep affected residents notified in advance of any system shutdowns. We appreciate your patience as we upgrade the water system in this area. Please contact us at 805.649.2251 if you have any questions.

Emergency Water Supply

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Recommendations for an Emergency Home Water Supply

  1. Thoroughly wash your water container. If the container has been used, make sure it formerly contained only something that was safe for human consumption.
  2. Disinfect the container by filling it with a solution of tap water and a few drops of bleach. Let it stand for 20 minutes.
  3. Empty the container and rinse well with tap water.
  4. Fill the container with tap water and store in a cool, dark place.
  5. While this water can be safe indefinitely, it is good to change it yearly.

Methods for Disinfecting Tap Water when there's a Boil Water Notice

After an emergency "Boil Water Order," do one of the following:

  1. Bring water to a rolling boil and boil for 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add 16 drops of bleach per gallon of water and let stand for 30 minutes before using. If water does not have a slight bleach odor, repeat the treatment and let stand for another 15 minutes.
    : Use only regular bleach with 5.25 percent sodium hypochlorite. Do not use scented or color-safe bleach.
  3. Purchase disinfectant tablets at a sporting goods store. Use 1 tablet to disinfect one quart of water or 2 tablets for cloudy water.