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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 voter and a resident of an area served by the DWP — but not necessarily live within City limits; that requirement ended with the recent passage of Measure W in 2010. The Board is a five-member body appointed by the Big Bear Lake City Council. Commissioners currently meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at 9:00 a.m., at the DWP offices on Garstin Road.  Responsibilities include decisions related to water conservation, supply, generation, distribution and sale of water and related services.   Commissioners are required to attend all regularly scheduled meetings and all subsequent ones called for. Applications are available at the Civic Center (39707 Big Bear Blvd.), online at www.citybigbearlake.com or through the City Clerk’s office at (909) 866-5831.  The deadline to submit applications is Friday, May 17, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.  The City Council will interview prospective...

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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 that provides enhanced fire protection. The DWP negotiated a paving package by cost sharing with the City of Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino County Special Districts, San Bernardino County Public Works, and Southwest Gas. Seventy-seven percent of the streets where pipelines were replaced got a full pavement overlay. The total cost of the project was a little more than $5 million and was funded by USDA and EPA grants and low-interest USDA loans. Apple Valley Construction, Christensen Brothers, and TK Construction completed the projects. Pipeline replacement is an ongoing expense necessary to operate DWP’s water system, which totals about 178 miles of pipeline in Big Bear Valley. In order to maintain the system properly, about 2 miles of pipeline should be replaced each...

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Three Wells Scheduled For Construction In 2012

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 enable the DWP to meet water demands during busy holiday periods, provide for improved operational efficiency, and increase overall water supply reliability. Some of the DWP’s older wells have recently been taken out of service and these new wells will replace the older pumping plants with modern, more efficient pumping units. The 2012 Rehabilitation Pipeline Projects, currently under construction, will allow for a more reliable fire suppression system. The equipping of the three production wells will allow for enhanced water supply reliability. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31565.mp3|titles=DWP Wells – Mike Evans...

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DWP Board Awards Pipeline Projects

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 being replaced are undersized and aging. The new pipelines will provide enhanced fire protection. Also, water mainline leaks will be reduced so DWP staff will be able to focus more on proactive maintenance projects rather than reactive maintenance. Weather permitting, construction of the three pipeline projects will begin the middle of April and they could be completed and in operation by August, before the next fire season. The three new wells will enable the DWP to meet water demands during busy holiday time periods. Some of DWP’s older wells have recently been taken out of service and these new wells will replace the older pumping plants with modern, more efficient pumping units. The DWP has secured $7.2 million in low interest loans and grants to provide the funding for these projects ($5 million in low interest USDA loans, $1 million in USDA grants, and $1.2 million in EPA grants). [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31431.mp3|titles=DWP Pipeline...

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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 that could provide the project with $10,000.  The gardens on Fox Farm Rd will include a fruit tree orchard as well as nearly 40 community plots where individuals and families can plant, maintain and grow the gardens of their choice. It also includes a plot where vegetables will be grown and distributed to social support organizations such as churches and food banks. The gardens will also feature a green house for germination and winter crops, a three stage composting system, water storage tank, ADA raised beds, and a community education area. To help the garden project receive $10,000 you can vote everyday through March 15th. Go to www.iuowawards.com and search for China Garden. Click to vote and you’re...

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