Notice Of Fees To Be Collected

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 9, 2011, 8:00am - A Notice Of Fees To Be Collected on your property tax roll was recently mailed to Big Bear Lake property owners. The courtesy notices are to let you know that there has been a change in the Sewer User Fee for Improved Parcels and the Refuse Fee for Unimproved/Vacant Parcels. The fees are collected on the … [Read more...]

Update: Ollila Resigns From CSD Board

Big Bear, Ca, May 3, 2011, 12:00pm - At last night's meeting of the Big Bear City Community Services District, Director Rick Ollila shocked the crowd when he resigned from his post as CSD Director.  The announcement came as a surprise to both board members and attendees of the meeting.  Earlier today KBHR spoke with Ollila and received a … [Read more...]

CSD Director Rick Ollila Announced His Surprise Resignation


 Big Bear City, CA - May 2, 2011, 9:30 p.m. - Monday’s regular meeting of the Big Bear City Community Services District turned out to be anything but regular.  At the end of open session prior to entering closed session Director Rick Ollila announced his surprise resignation.  His words were then echoed by sounds of his disappointed followers … [Read more...]

BBARWA Rate Increase Update

Big Bear, Ca, April 26, 2011, 12:00pm - The Big Bear Area Wastewater Agency held a special meeting on April 26th for the fiscal year of 2012 budget workshop.  BBARWA staff made a presentation and laid out the expense and income projections for the coming fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2011.  Staff reported that some of the operating expenses have … [Read more...]

Only 135 Protest Letters Recieved For Possible BBARWA Rate Increase

Big Bear, Ca, April 21, 2011, 4:00pm - On April 20th, the Big Bear Area Wastewater Agency Board of Directors met to have a public hearing to fulfill the proposition 218 requirements prior to increasing any sewage treatment rates.  The hearing was a protest hearing in which rates could be blocked by a public protest vote of greater than 50%.  The … [Read more...]

BBARWA Approves Sewer Master Plan

Big Bear, Ca, March 24, 2011, 12:00pm - At last night's BBARWA meeting, board members voted to adopt the mitigated negative declaration, which is an environmental study done initially when starting a master plan, and approve the sewer master plan, which includes five years of capital improvement projects.  Board members also discussed the sewer … [Read more...]

BBARWA Employees Give Back To The Kids

Big Bear, Ca, March 14, 2011, 3:00pm - This past summer a group of employees from the Big Bear Area Wastewater Agency competed in the Old Miners Outhouse Races and won.  With their prize winnings from the race, they decided to give back to the community, in particular, to the kids.  Team BBARWA gave their prize winnings to Bear Valley Unified … [Read more...]

BBARWA Discusses Possible Rate Increase

Big Bear, Ca, February 18, 2011, 3:00pm - The Big Bear Area Wastewater Agency met this morning to discuss a possible rate increase for BBARWA’s three clients, the City of Big Bear Lake, the CSD, and Fawnskin.  The rate increase is needed for the replacement of a sewage pump station located in Big Bear Lake, just west of the China Gardens area, … [Read more...]

BBARWA Meets To Discuss Master Plan, & Rate Study

Big Bear, Ca, February 17, 2011, 4:00pm - Tomorrow morning there will be a special meeting of the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency at 9:00am at the BBARWA offices at 121 Palomino Drive, in Big Bear City.  Board members will discuss the sewer master plan, the comprehensive sewer rate study, and a connection fee analysis.  Members of the … [Read more...]

BBARWA Wins Outhouse Race: Gives Winnings to Family and School District


Big Bear Lake, Ca, September 03, 2010, 4:00pm - The Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency, also known as BBARWA, has recently become the first to win the Old Miners Outhouse Race.  Team BBARWA consisted of 5 employees including: Fred Uhler, Jeremy Sweeney, Troy Bemisdafer, Clayton Cunningham, and Ron Roberts,  who pushed and steered the … [Read more...]