Bottled Water Distribution Events


Glenn County provided bottled drinking water to 60 families last week during its first bottled water distribution event. Water was provided to residents impacted by dry wells resulting from the current drought. Glenn County Planning and Community Development Department has received 105 well incident reports from residents throughout the county.

Additional bottled water distribution events have been scheduled.

Bottled Water Distribution Events:

  • Location: Orland Fire Department, rear parking lot/bays
    • Dates: Wednesday, July 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. and

Wednesday, July 28 from 4 to 6 p.m.

  • Location: Elk Creek High School Football Field
    • Date: Friday, July 23, from 6 to 8 p.m.
    • This event will take place during the annual Fire Awareness and Ice Cream Social Event. Please come to the Sheriff's Office - OES/SAR booth for water pickup.

Each event will be limited by supplies available; limit 10 cases per household. Residents must complete a Glenn County Dry Well report: 1) online: select Dry Well Reporting, 2) by phone - call the Glenn County Planning & Community Development Department at 530-934-6540 or 3) in person at the bottled water distribution events.  

Please do not bring donations to the water distribution sites. We understand our community wants to help; however, we are unable to accept individual donations at this time. Although we appreciate the donations of goods and supplies, it is very difficult to manage and distribute.

The bottled water was donated by Amazon to Glenn County with the assistance of Assemblyman James Gallagher. The County of Glenn is grateful for the partnership with Assemblyman Gallagher’s Office and Amazon. The water distribution is coordinated by the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office – Office of Emergency Services (OES) with assistance from the Volunteers In Partnership with the Sheriff (VIPS), Search and Rescue, and the Orland Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS).

For more information, visit our Drought website at  or access us on Facebook at or Twitter @GlennCountyOES . For more information on the water distribution event, please contact the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office – OES at 530-934-6441.