Tag: Big Bear Lake DWP

BBCCSD’s GM Scott Heule Announces Retirement

Big Bear City, CA – Scott Heule, the General Manager of the Big Bear Community Services District since 2014, announced that he will retire from his position as head of the agency on July 21, 2017. During his tenure at the BBCCSD, the district adopted it’s first official agency Mission Statement and five-year strategic plan, and updated it’s branding to help celebrate the agency’s 50th anniversary. Heule stated, “It has been a high honor to serve the citizens and visitors of Big Bear City and work with a dedicated Board of Directors and highly professional staff providing water, sewer,...

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Take a Holiday from Outdoor Watering

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 25th – The City of Big Bear Lake, Department of Water and Big Bear City Community Services District would like to wish all of our customers a safe, healthy and happy 4th of July weekend. This Independence Day, we ask everyone in our communities to take a vacation from outdoor irrigation. More visitors, warmer temperatures and the resulting increase in fire risk all contribute to the valley-wide decision to approve No Watering Holidays. This means no outdoor watering Saturday and Sunday of all major summer holidays, including Independence Day. The prohibition against outdoor irrigation includes sprinklers, drip irrigation and...

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Big Bear DWP Water Policy Changes Announced

Big Bear, CA, February 7th, 2016 – The Big Bear Lake Department of Water and Power approved changes to its conservation policy Jan. 26, including more clearly spelling out potential fines for extreme water wasters, as well as offering new rebates for replacing old toilets and fixtures. The policy shifts were made in response to state-level changes last year. In April, the California Energy Commission approved new standards for appliances such as toilets, which took effect Jan. 1. In June, the governor signed a bill increasing potential penalties for violating requirements of a water agency conservation program. Those penalties...

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Doing Our Part for Big Bear Lake Water Conservation

Big Bear CA, December 12th, 2015 -UPDATE, December 13th, 11:00am – The California drought has had a major impact on all of our lives, and the Big Bear Lake Department of Water Conservation is reminding residents and visitors alike to do their part and take some simple steps to preserve this precious resource.  In other words, please, Don’t Tap Out When It Comes To Water Conservation! Here are a few simple things we can all do: First; Look for leaks! Checking pressurized water systems such as faucets, toilets, irrigation systems, washing machines and dishwashers can save you money. Then; Time your shower! Get...

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Water Conservation Target Missed Last Month

Big Bear, CA, Sept. 16, 2015 –  Last month was the first month our community did not meet our water conservation target of 16%, falling short at 12.96%. Since September is already cooler than August and we’ve started getting rain, the DWP asks that you adjust your irrigation accordingly, or consider shutting it off for the season. Remember, there is no outdoor irrigation within 48 hours of rainfall of at least 1/4 inch, which is a new state regulation. Most landscapers can install a rainfall sensor so that the system can automatically shut off for 48 hours if the homeowners aren’t there to shut it off. Homeowners should also fix any leaks they see no matter how small. Especially as we move into winter these leaks can cause serious issues as temperatures start to drop. As temperatures drop and rain falls, the next couple months will offer a big opportunity to conserve...

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