Cal Water hosted residents, real-life heroes, and pint-sized superheroes at an open house to honor first responders and educate the community about their tap water on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. The event gave customers and their families a behind-the-scenes look at the recently upgraded Oroville District Water Treatment Plant and included a pancake breakfast, games, face painting, water education booths, a hero costume parade, and a special presentation to local first responders.
Cal Water representatives took the opportunity to answer customers’ questions about their water and gave attendees tours of the newly renovated plant. Cal Water and the Oroville Chamber of Commerce also held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the plant’s upgrades.
On hand for the day were representatives from Assemblymember James Gallagher 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. “The day was also a chance to thank our amazing first responders for their service both during the Oroville Spillway crisis and throughout the year.”
“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,” Barber said.