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First Water Connections Made in East Porterville
The first flow of water from Porterville’s water system to an East Porterville home was celebrated on August 19. Photos: 1 – DWR Deputy Director Bill Croyle addresses the crowd outside the home of Leonicio and Guillermina Ramirez. 2 – Porterville Mayor Milt Stowe notes the momentous occasion. 3 – (left to right) Kim Dinh, Water Resources Control Board; Satya Gala, GEI consultants; Greg Farley, DWR Drought Manager, and Robert Trang, DWR Project Manager, view the  system’s layout. 4 – Leonicio draws water from outside tap while daughter Tania waits her turn. 5 – Guillermina taps into the City of Porterville’s water distribution system from her kitchen. video: Water is flowing in East Porterville

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