Businesses planning on re-opening in the fire affected area who will be installing temporary water systems, including water tanks and hauling water, must contact Butte County Environmental Health prior to opening. Environmental Health must verify that the system is properly installed and that there is a system in place for ongoing water quality monitoring. For businesses who sell or prepare food, additional steps are required prior to re-opening.
Food facilities in the fire-affected area must schedule a routine health inspection prior to re-opening. During the inspection, they will need to verify a potable water supply. If the food facility prepares food in any way other than pre-packaged food, the facility is required to be cleaned by a commercial cleaning service before re-opening.
Food facilities that only sell pre-packaged food are not required to have potable water. These facilities will be required to post a notice to the public indicating that all water sources are non-potable.
Businesses and food facilities should contact Environmental Health to schedule an inspection. There will be no fees associated with these inspections:
Butte County Environmental Health
202 Mira Loma Drive in Oroville
Food facilities located in the Town of Paradise are required to have additional inspections for onsite sanitation, fire inspection and building inspections. Business owners should contact the Town of Paradise Development Services to schedule an inspection: 530-872-6291 ext. 114.