Ticket Amnesty & Driver's License Reinstatement Programs
Effective October 1, 2015 - March 31, 2017
Governor Brown signed into law a one-time amnesty program for unpaid traffic and non-traffic infraction tickets and a drivers license reinstatement program. The program began October 1, 2015 and will run through March 31, 2017.
The Central Collections Division of the Treasurer-Tax Collector's Department administers the program on behalf of the Butte County Superior Court, as it is responsible for collecting delinquent court fines and fees. Learn more about the amnesty programs.
PG&E Community Pipeline Safety Initiative
PG&E has issued information about the Community Pipeline Safety Initiative and the plan to remove trees in Butte County. Read the information issued by PG&E including a description of the initiative, questions and answers, and maps of project areas.
Assistance for Residential Well Owners
Water Filling Locations Available for Residential Well Owners
Residential well owners who need water due to drought conditions can access water at several locations throughout Butte County.
North Butte County
- 1951 Locust Street, Chico (corner of Locust Street and 20th Street)
- Open by appointment only. Appointments available on Mondays and Thursday from 4:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. Call 530.538.7631 to schedule an appointment.
- 14147 Lakeridge Court in Magalia
- Open by appointment only. Appointments are available on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Call 530.538.7631 to schedule an appointment.
- Butte County residents can access up to 500 gallons of water each time water is hauled.
- End users of the water must be using it for essential residential needs and must comply with the State Water Resource Control Board’s restriction on water use, as well as the Water District's Tariff Rule 14.1.
- Butte County will verify people accessing water are residential well owners whose wells are dry or not producing adequate water and water is for household uses.
Water is not available for residents who:
- live outside Butte County;
- are served by a water supplier/district; or
- have a dry or low producing well for reasons other than the drought.
South Butte County
In the Oroville area, South Feather Water and Power (SFWP) provides three locations with potable (drinking) water.
- 2310 Oro-Quincy Highway, Oroville
- One filling station accommodates containers up to 5 gallons. Public access is unlimited.
- A second filling station accommodates containers from water bottles to 2,500 gallon tanks. The charge for water is $5 for 2,500 gallon container, which can be paid at the SFWP Office. Filling station is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm.
- 234 Kelly Ridge Road, Oroville
- A filling station at this location accommodates containers up to 5 gallons. Public access is unlimited.
The locations listed provide water for residents to fill and haul themselves. The County encourages residents to use water from these locations for everyday functions, such as showering, doing laundry, and flushing toilets. Residents should use bottled water for drinking.
Licensed Water Haulers
Butte County residents who need potable water may also hire a Water Hauler licensed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Five Water Haulers are licensed in Butte County. A full list of Water Haulers licensed by the CDPH is provided online.
Current list of Licensed Water Haulers in Butte County:
- Ben Porta Showers, Gridley – 530.846.4110
- Butte Water Truck Service, Oroville – 530.589.0645
- Craig Dewsnup Trucking, Gridley – 530.846.3116
- M and C Equipment, Chico – 530.624.4332
- T & L Drinking Water, Paradise – 530.876.8661
Report Dry or Low Producing Residential Wells
It is important for residents whose wells are dry or not producing adequate water to contact the Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation at 530.538.4343 or complete the well reporting form online. The County needs to know how many residential well owners do not have adequate water due to the drought in order to access necessary emergency resources.
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