For Immediate Release: August 12, 2015 - 1:15 p.m.
Contact: Casey Hatcher (530) 538-6182
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Oroville, CA - The Emergency Water Filling Station located at 1951 Locust Street in Chico is now open by appointment only. Appointments are available on Tuesdays beginning at 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays beginning at 9:00 a.m. Residents who need emergency water should call the Office of Emergency Management at 530.538.7631 to schedule an appointment. The emergency water is not potable. The water can be used for everyday household functions, such as showering, doing laundry, and flushing toilets, but residents should use bottled water for drinking.
The Butte County Office of Emergency Management originally opened the Emergency Water Filling Station on July 28, 2015 with hours on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in order to provide water to residential well owners whose wells were dry or not producing adequate water because of the drought. Due to low demand for the emergency water, and in order to efficiently use County staff time, the emergency water is now available by appointment only.