Angels Camp Reservoir Construction Complete

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 22, 2014 - On October 17, construction was completed on the Angels Camp Reservoir, adding gravity storage for operational efficiency and fire protection in the Sugarloaf system. Gravity storage eliminates the need for round-the-clock operation of the Barton and Magnolia Booster Stations in Sugarloaf that will now only be … [Read more...]

DWP Hands Over Rimforest Water

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Big Bear Lake, CA:  October 3, 2014 - In 1989, the City of Big Bear Lake acquired the water systems that the City of Big Bear Lake, Department of Water and Power (DWP) currently operates and maintains.  The systems include the majority of the Bear Valley plus the small water system of the unincorporated community of Rimforest, near Lake … [Read more...]

Water Restrictions Still in Effect

Big Bear, CA, July 30, 2014 - Recently, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted an Emergency Water Conservation Regulation that all Californians are required to follow. However, for the past decade, the Big Bear Lake DWP has had water restrictions in place that are already in line with the State Water Board's mandated restrictions. Water … [Read more...]

DWP board has two upcoming vacancies

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 1, 2013 - The City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water & Power (DWP) is looking for two new representatives to serve on their Board of Commissioners.  The seats become vacant on June 30, when the terms expire for Commissioners Fred Miller and Don Smith. To serve on the DWP Board, an appointee must be a registered … [Read more...]

DWP Pipeline Projects

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 4, 2012 - During this year’s construction season, the Big Bear Lake Department of Water & Power (DWP) completed Pipeline Rehabilitation Projects replacing about 5.5 miles of pipeline in Big Bear Valley. The pipelines replaced were undersized and aging. The new pipelines will result in a more reliable water system … [Read more...]

Three Wells Scheduled For Construction In 2012

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Big Bear Lake, CA, June 22, 2012, 3:00pm - The Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners awarded two well-equipping contracts during their May Board Meetings. The projects will equip three wells, which were drilled previously, with pumps and facilities to incorporate them into the DWP’s water system. Equipping the three new wells will … [Read more...]

DWP Board Awards Pipeline Projects

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Big Bear Lake, CA, March 28, 2012, 8:00am – The Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners awarded three pipeline contracts at the March 14th Special Board Meeting. The contracts amount to about 29,000 feet of replacement pipelines throughout Big Bear Valley. The DWP will also release two additional construction contracts. The pipelines … [Read more...]

Help the Community Gardens Win $10,000

Big Bear, Ca, January 18, 2012, 12:00pm - The Big Bear Lake Department of Water & Power along with Robbie Bos and the Community Gardens project are teaming up to make the China Gardens and Drought Tolerant Demonstration garden a reality here in the Big Bear Valley.  Currently the DWP has entered the Community Gardens Project into a contest … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Reggie Lamson Named New GM at Department of Water & Power

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Big Bear, Ca, November 18, 2011, 12:00pm - The City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water has hired a new General Manager.  Reginald “Reggie” Lamson has been a Big Bear resident for 15 years and brings with him nearly 27 years of knowledge and experience in the water industry.  “I am really looking forward to this opportunity, to being … [Read more...]