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South Feather Water and Power Agency is an independent special district formed under the Irrigation Code of the State of California.  It provides treated water service to the communities of Oroville, Palermo and Bangor in southeast Butte County, as well as operates the South Feather Power Project, a FERC-licensed hydropower project.  It is governed by a five-member elected board of directors.

The Agency is located 70 miles north of Sacramento on the east side of California’s Sacramento Valley in the Sierra foothills of southeast Butte County.

SFWPA’s service area is wholly within Butte County’s First Supervisorial District.  In addition to the County of Butte, other public agencies with territory within SFWPA’s boundaries are:

  • City of Oroville;
  • Oroville Union High School District;
  • Oroville City Elementary School District;
  • Palermo Elementary School District;
  • Bangor Elementary School District;
  • Oroville Mosquito Abatement District;
  • Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District;
  • Lake Oroville Area Public Utility District; and,
  • Feather River Recreation and Park District.


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