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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The health and safety of our staff and customers are top priority.  Please note the District offices will be closed to customers until further notice. Lake Casitas Recreation Area is closed to vehicles, camping, and boating from March 23, 2020 - April 19, 2020 (including Easter 4/12/19). 

We are here to serve you, and we request that all business be conducted via Internet or phone.  More information is found here.

Your tap water remains safe to drink. Additional information regarding drinking water safety is found here 

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Adjudication Update: Scroll down for a new link to information on the City of San Bueneventura's Groundwater Basin Adjudication (see yellow button).

Stage 3 Drought - What does it mean for you?

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Casitas Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors declared Stage 3 water supply conditions on April 27, 2016, in response to five years of historic drought conditions.

Western Ventura County relies exclusively on local water supplies and is in the grip of one of the driest periods in recorded history.  In January of 2019, Lake Casitas level hit a historic low at 30% of its capacity. The storms that marched through since then have added a boost to Lake Casitas' volume. As of June 2019, Lake Casitas stands at approximately 45% of its capacity. 

Stage 3 drought condition remains in effect and the following demand measures are in place: 

  • All residential landscape irrigation is restricted  to: before 10:00AM and after 6:00PM
    • Note: Exceptions to the irrigation restriction times include using greywater/rainwater or hand watering using a hose with a shut-off nozzle
  • Water waste is prohibited, such as:
    • Irrigation run-off from the property or onto hard surfaces
    • Irrigation during non-designated times
    All customers’ individual allocations are reduced by 10%
    • Note: The 10% reduction in allocations for residential customers applies only to their non-essential outdoor allocation. Residential essential allocations for indoor usage will continue to be 10 units per month for all residents.

Casitas encourages constituents throughout the District to use their water wisely through an active water conservation campaign, offering water-saving workshops, rebates, and free residential, commercial, and agricultural water surveys. Anyone interested in finding out more about these programs is encouraged to explore our water conservation page or to call Corban at (805) 649-2251 Extension 128.