Drought: Bottled Water Distribution Event

Glenn County, California – Glenn County is hosting emergency bottled water distribution events in September for residents impacted by dry wells resulting from the current drought. The water distribution will be coordinated by the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office – Office of Emergency Services (OES) with assistance from the Volunteers In Partnership with the Sheriff (VIPS) and the Orland Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS).

Bottled Water Distribution Event:

Dates: Wednesday, September 8th and 22nd, 2021

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Location: Orland Fire Department, 810 5th St., Orland, CA 95963


  • Must be a resident of Glenn County.
  • Residents must complete a Glenn County Well Incident report.
    • Resident must document that they have a residential well that has gone dry due to drought.
    • Residents with running water to their house are not eligible.
  • Limit 10 cases per household

* Please do not bring donations to the water distribution sites. We are unable to accept donations at the site.

Glenn County has received 185 reports of well related incidents. Of the 185 reports, 131 selected the dry well designation. All reports are from private landowners; no community water systems have been impacted in Glenn County. Residents can file a Well Incident Report online at: www.countyofglenn.net/Drought select Well Incident Report from the menu. This report can be completed from a computer or smart phone. If you do not have access to a computer or smart phone, please contact the Glenn County Planning & Community Development Department by phone at 530-934-6540 or in person at the bottled water distribution event.

In an effort to update our information, residents who previously filed a Well Incident Report whose well has recharged or been repaired are encouraged to contact the Planning Department. Please email us at drought@countyofglenn.net or call 530-934-6540.

Our website has been updated to include a map highlighting the area where groundwater impacts are affecting residential wells. Please visit our Drought website for this and additional information at www.countyofglenn.net/Drought  or access us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glenncountysheriff or Twitter @GlennCountyOES .