Residents in Oroville are now benefiting from increased water flow, enhanced firefighting capabilities, and improved water supply reliability of the water system, as Cal Water has completed a water infrastructure improvement project in the city. With this project, Cal Water replaced 1,810 feet of aging water main along Baggett Marysville Road, Parks Street, Rose Street, Summers Street, and Helman Street.
The previous 2-, 4-, and 6-inch pipes made from steel, wrought iron, or cement were replaced by 6-inch and 8-inch PVC pipes. PVC generally does not rust or corrode and is considered to be more cost-effective than other alternatives. Additionally, crews replaced 32 customer service lines that lead to the new main, installed two new fire hydrants, and replaced six other hydrants. The new hydrants utilize an innovative design that allows for a larger flow of water for the fire department.
“Our team is committed to making improvements that will serve our customers well during both normal operations and in the case of an emergency, so we are pleased to have completed this important water system improvement project in the city of Oroville,” said Local Manager George Barber. “This project is just part of our proactive infrastructure improvement program to ensure our customers always have a reliable supply of high-quality water.”