Eco-tip: Flushable wipes? Not really. A state law clarifies labeling

November 5, 2022 Three positive environmental changes emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic. Two relate to cutting fuel consumption and air pollution associated with driving: More people work from home and more meetings are held virtually. A third change may not be as apparent, but it affects anyone whose wastewater involves a sewer system. The change…

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America Recycles Day highlights economic benefits of recycling

November 17, 2022 “Dance like no one is watching,” wrote Susanna Clark and Richard Leigh in 1987. Now, “Recycle like everyone is watching” is one of the slogans Keep America Beautiful uses to promote America Recycles Day, which was on Nov. 15. Keep America Beautiful, a nonprofit organization supported mainly by major corporations and public…

Creek Road gets asphalt face lift

October 20, 2022 Ojai Valley News Construction crews will begin laying approximately 6,000 tons of asphalt on Creek Road starting on Monday, Oct. 24. The work is part of a $2.1 million project to repave 5.2 miles of the two-lane road, while adding safety enhancements such as center medians, turn pockets and guardrails. “The project…

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Moorpark Water Reclamation Facility informs future drought resiliency

October 4th, 2022 Patch Malibu, CA VCPWA latest study on groundwater recharge published by Frontiers, international research journal Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) Waterworks District partnered with Lawrence Berkely National Lab scientists to study the groundwater recharge potential of the percolation basins at the Moorpark Water Reclamation Facility (MWRF). The results of this study…

Eco-tip: Drive Electric Week tries to electrify public for wider adoption

By David Goldstein Special to Ventura County Star Sept.17,2022 Skeptics ask: “How are we going to charge 35 million electric vehicles in California with an electric grid that can barely support air conditioning?” Kent Bullard, field representative for the Electric Vehicle Advocates of Ventura County, hopes to share answers at upcoming events celebrating National Drive…

VCPWA Announces Road Closure Due to Bradley Road Bridge Replacement

Full Road Closure on Bradley Road beginning September 6th 2022 until November 30th, 2022. The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) announces the replacement of the Bradley Road Bridge, beginning August 26th, 2022 until November 30th, 2022. The old bridge, built in 1930 will be replaced to bring the structure up to the current safety…