California Water Service (Cal Water) recently hosted an open house for residents to tour its recently upgraded Oroville District Water Treatment Plant. Local heroes, including first responders, were honored at a special presentation for their response during the Oroville Dam spillway crisis as well as their ongoing efforts to protect the area’s water supply. The event featured a pancake breakfast, games, drought-tolerant plan raffles, water education booths and a hero costume parade.
Among the attendees were representatives from Assembly Member James Gallagher’s and Senator Jim Nielsen’s offices as well as Fire and Police Chief Bill LaGrone, Cal Fire Division Chief Chris Haile and Captain Jerry Jones from the Butte County Sheriff’s office.
“Our team appreciated the opportunity to welcome the community to the treatment plant and share how Cal Water ensures that the local water supply continues to meet all state and federal water quality standards,” said Local Manager George Barber in a press release. “Cal Water has been a part of the Oroville community for the past 90 years, and we look forward to continuing our commitment to providing our customers with quality, service and value for generations to come.”