County of Ventura proposes to capture stormwater from 123 acres in the County unincorporated community of Piru. With only minor modifications to the existing storm drain system, about 39 acre feet per year (AFY) of runoff will be captured. The captured runoff will be transported to the northern 26 acres of the existing but inactive United Water Conservation District (UWCD) Piru Spreading Grounds and result in approximately 25 AFY recharge to the Piru Groundwater Basin. The spreading grounds have been idle since 2008, but UWCD has been providing sufficient maintenance for effective infiltration. The project will result in long-term sustainable replenishment of water supply for the Piru community, an EDA/DAC. The project will reduce stormwater pollution to Piru Creek which is subject to Santa Clara River Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load and Municipal Stormwater Permit requirements. Educational outreach will be provided including project sign and presentations for Piru residents.
County of Ventura
Recharge 25 AFY into the groundwater aquifer.
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):