Welcome to the County of Ventura Public Works Agency. The County of Ventura's Public
Works Agency prides itself on its ability to respond effectively to life-threatening
emergencies and unforeseen natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods.
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Administration Division of Public Works Agency
includes the Director of Public Works and his immediate staff. The Offices
of the Public Works Director are located in the Central Services Department on the
third floor of the Government Center at 800 South Victoria Avenue in Ventura.
Central Services Department provides centralized
support services to all PWA departments. Services include centralized clerical,
fiscal, and real estate services for the departments of PWA as well as agency wide
support for health and safety, technology and facilities, payroll and personnel.
Engineering Services Department provides a wide
range of engineering services to clients within the County of Ventura organization
and the public. Our services include: capital program and project management,
facilities contracting, land development, flood damage mitigation, land surveying
and surveyor support.
Transportation Department is responsible for
the planning, designing, funding operating and maintaining 544 miles of the county
unincorporated road system and coordinates public transit needs for the county
unincorporated areas. The department is composed of several sections: Transportation
Planning, Traffic and Permit Sections as well as the Design and Construction Section
and the Road Maintenance Division.
Water and Sanitation Department has two distinct
divisions: The Utility Services Division ( USD )and the Integrated Waste Management
Division (IWMD). The USD provides a high-quality water supply at reasonable
costs to meet our consumer's needs and collects, treats and disposes of wastewater
safely and efficiently. The USD promotes water conservation programs throughout
our service areas.The IWMD reduces solid waste, prevents pollution, and promotes
the sustainable management of waste materials primarily in unincorporated communities
but also in partnership with all County municipalities. The IWMD promotes
recycling and reuse programs to reduce solid waste going to local landfills
while enhancing environmental quality.
Watershed Protection District of PWA is both a department
of Public Works and a special district of California. The District provides
for the control and conservation of flood and storm waters and for the protection
of watercourses, watersheds, public highways, life and property in the District
from damage or destruction from these waters. The District's authority is over specific
jurisdictional channels. Integrated watershed management is practiced within
the component functions: Administration, Advanced Planning and Permitting, Water
and Environmental Resources, Watershed Resources and Technology (including Hydrology
and Hydrography), Design and Construction, and Operation and Maintenance.
Our Watershed Protection District provides staff for Fox Canyon Groundwater Management
Agency, a special district tasked with protecting groundwater in the deep aquifer
beneath much of southwestern Ventura County.