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East Porterville Water Supply Project Deadline Approaches
  • Steve Doe (right), DWR project manager for the East Porterville Water Supply project meets with staff from GEI Consultants, Inc. and Self-Help Enterprises at Well C1 in Tulare County.
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The final deadline to sign up for a free connection to the City of Porterville’s municipal water system is March 31. As of mid-March, 287 homes have been connected to the City of Porterville water system and are receiving water. The effort to deliver a reliable water supply to East Porterville homes was launched in response to hundreds of homeowners whose wells went dry during California’s five-year drought. The project is financed by the State of California, in collaboration with Tulare County, the City of Porterville, and several non-governmental organizations. In February, the East Porterville Water Supply Project team received a Water Justice Leadership award from the Community Water Center for its efforts to end East Porterville’s drought emergency.

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