City of Ventura Water Reclamation Facility  Litigation

On January 5, 2010, The Wishtoyo Foundation and its Ventura Coastkeeper Program filed a Notice of Intent to sue the City of Ventura to abate its illegal discharges of toxic sewage into the Santa Clara River Estuary and Ventura’s Coastal Waters. The purpose of the lawsuit is to protect public health; the Southern California Steelhead; and the ecological integrity, water quality, and cultural resources of the Santa Clara River Estuary, Santa Clara River ecosystem, and Ventura’s coastal marine waters. 

The NOI alleges Ventura is routinely violating the federal Clean Water Act (“CWA”) by: 1.) Discharging up to 9 million gallons per day of inadequately treated toxic sewage from its sewage treatment plant (“WRF”) into the Santa Clara River Estuary and Pacific Ocean and 2.) Continuously spilling raw sewage from its sewer pipes into coastal and inland waterbodies.

Click Here for VCK’s Press Release

Click Here for VCK’s Notice of Intent to Sue & Exhibits Detailing Ventura’s CWA Violations