Tag: Big Bear Lake Department Of Water

First Annual Big Bear Utilities Food Drive Challenge

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 9th, 2015 – The First Annual Big Bear Utilities Food Drive Challenge will bring meals to families in need  this holiday season.  Big Bear utility companies are challenging each other to see who can raise the most food donations for the St. Joseph Food Pantry to help feed local families this holiday season. Participating utility company’s include Bear Valley Electric Service, Big Bear Lake Department of Water, Big Bear City Community Services District and Charter Communications. The utilities will be collecting non-perishable or canned food items through Friday, Nov. 20th. The winner of the utility challenge will be announced that same day at a Ping Pong Chili Challenge hosted by the utilities from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. at St. Joseph Church located at 42242 N. Shore Drive. The public is welcome to attend the event, sample the homemade chili, and watch the ping pong challenge between the utilities. Admission costs just five cans of food. Some utilities are also offering incentives for customers who donate to the challenge. BVES will be giving away free mini-LED flashlights to each customer who brings a non-perishable or canned food item at their main office on Garstin Drive in Big Bear Lake. The Big Bear Lake Department of Water will provide donating customers with a packet of drought tolerant and native plant seeds at their main office also located...

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Local Stakes in Statewide Primary Election

Big Bear Valley, CA, May 30, 2014 – When voters go to the polls next Tuesday, they’ll find two local measures: Measure E would authorize the City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water to sell the Rimforest system to the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District. Measure F would extend the expiring parcel tax for 10 years, to support hospital services in the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District. County offices to be voted on include Assessor/Recorder, Auditor/Controller and the Sheriff/Coroner. Two seats representing our district are up for grabs: in the U.S. House of Representatives and the State Assembly. The Statewide Primary Election is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can find your polling place on the back of your Voting Information Guide, by visiting the registrar of voters online, or by calling (800) 881-VOTE. Voters also have the option of casting early ballots on at the County Elections Office (777 East Rialto Avenue) on Friday, May 30, Saturday, May 31 or Monday, June 2 between 8 a.m. and 5...

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DWP Offers New Features, Technology And Expanded Community Resources Through A Redesigned Website

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 13, 2011, 3:00pm – The City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water recently launched its new website. The new site reflects the personality of the Big Bear Valley while incorporating a host of new and improved features and functionality. The new site is easy to navigate and breaks down information for customers and visitors into My Account, My Community, My Water Supply and My Water Department. You can request free indoor audits, report a leak or set up auto-pay on your account. Information goes well beyond water management and includes emergency preparedness, information on upcoming projects and a community calendar. In addition to emergency information, a new “E-Notify” option on the homepage allows visitors to sign up to receive alerts from specific departments about special events, bidding on contracts, public meetings, job opportunities and a variety of other activities. You can choose to be notified via email or mobile phone text message. General Manager Reggie Lamson says the site is intended to be “more than a place to pay your bills”, it’s also a place “where people can find community events on the calendar, request a speaker for club meetings, or learn about what they should do if they think their pipes are frozen.” Along with functionality comes fun stuff like a photo gallery and postcard module that allows people to send virtual postcards...

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Winterize: Avoid Reaching The Breaking Point

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 21, 2011, noon – The Big Bear Lake Department of Water wants you to remember when temperatures drop, water freezes, and your pipes just can’t deal with the pressure. That’s when they reach the breaking point. In fact, pipes don’t always burst or break during a winter freeze, instead the water finds a weak point in the system, that could be a valve, a joint, or a faucet, and that’s where the water finds a release. If they do break or a crack, you might not find out until the spring when the system thaws and your house is flooded. Whether it’s a vacation cabin or your full time home, if you’re leaving for more than four days in a row this winter, be water wise and winterize by taking the following precautions against the freeze. Insulate all exposed water pipes including those under sinks, in attics or outside your house. Mark your stop and waste valve now before you can’t find it in the snow. When you leave your home for more than a week or two, use that valve to drain your pipes. Turn off and drain your sprinkler system, it must be shut off from November 1st to April 1st. The old fashioned idea of leaving the heat on or a faucet dripping wastes water, energy and money. Want more information on...

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