Wastewater Agency Approves Cost-Saving Project


Big Bear City, CA, November 20, 2013 - In a special meeting Tuesday, the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency (BBARWA) approved another money-saving venture. As part of the sewage treatment process, BBARWA dries its sludge before disposal in order to reduce its water content; biosolids are what’s left over. The existing operation uses an … [Read more...]

Public servant passes away

Big Bear City, CA, May 21, 2013 - Longtime Bear Valley resident Robert Colven has passed away after a battle with cancer. Colven moved with his wife Kim from Palm Springs to Big Bear City in 1987, after having vacationed in the mountains here since 1967. He served on the Governing Board for the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency (BBARWA) … [Read more...]

Bear Valley Electric Proposed Rate Increase


Big Bear Lake, CA, August 8, 2012, noon - The California Public Utilities Commission is seeking public comments from customers that receive electric service from Bear Valley Electric, regarding an application for a proposed increase in rates for service. The application was filed on February 16, 2012 requesting authorization to increase overall … [Read more...]

Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency new budget


Big Bear City, CA, March 1, 2012 - The Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency held a special meeting to cover several items including the first public meeting in which the proposed new budget was presented in a workshop setting.  The proposed 2012-2013 budget reflects the 4% increase in rates charged to the member agencies including the City of … [Read more...]

BBARWA Recieves Award For Excellence in Budget Planning!

Big Bear, Ca, November 9, 2011, 12:00pm - The Big Bear Area Wastewater Agency has received another Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Associations of the United States and Canada for the agencies fiscal year of 2011-2012 operating budget.  This will now be the 4th consecutive year that BBARWA and the … [Read more...]

BBARWA Refinances, Saves Money

Big Bear, Ca, October 27, 2011, 12:00pm - At the October 26th regular meeting of the Big Bear Area Wastewater Agency Board of Directors, board members approved the refinancing of the agencies outstanding debt.  The refinancing will save BBARWA an estimated $557,000 and include interest savings from not having to borrow $606,000 to conduct a total … [Read more...]

East Boat Ramp All Clear For Swimming

The water near the East Boat Ramp in now clear to swim in after a small sewage leak into the water early Tuesday morning.

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Small Spill Near East Boat Ramp


Big Bear, Ca, September 22, 2011, 12:00pm - If you have been over to the East Boat Ramp on the Northshore of Big Bear Lake recently you may have noticed signs urging swimmers to stay out of the water.  Early Tuesday morning, east boat ramp workers showed up at 7:00am to open up the ramp, and noticed some sewage was leaking near the building, and … [Read more...]

BBARWA Employees Give To Big Bear Schools

Big Bear, Ca, August 25, 1:00pm - The Big Bear area Wastewater Agency met on August 24th for their regularly scheduled meeting.  At the meeting BBARWA employees presented Bear Valley Unified School District Superintendent Kurt Madden with a check for $525 that went towards helping students in need.  The money was spent in the following ways. At … [Read more...]

BBARWA Approves Agreement With Member Agencies

Big Bear, Ca, June 2011, 3:00pm - The Big Bear Area Wastewater Agency board of directors met on June 22nd for their regularly scheduled meeting.  Board members unanimously approved an agreement between BBARWA, Big Bear City Community Services District, the City of Big Bear Lake, and the County of San Bernardino regarding the payment and collection … [Read more...]