Cal Water news release

Cal Water retirará de servicio un tanque vacío en Chico

Tanque de agua en ChicoMañana Cal Water comenzará a retirar el viejo tanque de almacenamiento de agua elevado de 300,000 galones de Cherry Avenue, en Chico. El tanque, que se construyó en 1959, pero que no se ha utilizado desde 2015, fue considerado por un perito externo como un riesgo estructural en caso de que se produzca una actividad sísmica importante.

This tank is not one of the two more iconic elevated tanks Cal Water worked with the Chico Heritage Association to retain in downtown Chico. It will be decommissioned due to the high cost of structurally retrofitting it and the tank no longer being used in the local distribution system. Since the tank was taken offline, the district has added two new, ground-level tanks that provide more than 2 million gallons of storage.

"We cannot ask our ratepayers to fund infrastructure that is no longer used and one that is a potential safety hazard at that," said District Manager Evan Markey. "We are deep-rooted in this community and glad that residents can still enjoy seeing the two elevated tanks on East Third and Orient streets as part of the Chico landscape."