Department of Water and Power Goes Before City Council on June 14; Bill LaHaye Recognized, Standby Fee Continues, Board Vacancy Announced

Recent efforts by DWP's Bill LaHaye (honored here by Mayor Liz Harris) have resulted in $5.2 million in federal grant awards for the agency.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Though the Department of Water and Power did not hold their regular monthly meeting this morning (due to lack of a quorum), the agency did take center stage a few times during last night’s Big Bear Lake City Council meeting. DWP General Manager Joel Dickson’s first trip to the podium on June 14 was to join Mayor Liz Harris … [Read more...]

Affordable Apartment Complex Project Goes Before City Council; School Board and Planning Commission Also Meet This Week

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The proposed affordable apartment complex, slated for a nearly three-acre site on Jeffries Road across the street from Big Bear Middle School, once again goes before the City of Big Bear Lake; this round, the developer, National Core, Inc., goes before the City Council for conditional use permit approval, during this … [Read more...]

No Outdoor Watering for DWP Customers This Weekend; Conservation Measures in Place for Summer Season

For water customers of the Department of Water and Power, there will be additional water use restrictions over the Memorial Day weekend, so you may want to plan to do your outdoor watering in the meantime. On Saturday and Sunday of the Memorial Day weekend, DWP customers serviced in Big Bear Lake, Sugarloaf, Fawnskin and Lake Williams are asked to … [Read more...]

May’s Third Week Meetings Include DWP, BBVRPD, BVUSD, BVCHD, MWD and SPOA

Big Bear Valley, CA -- In addition to today’s meetings of the Big Bear City Community Services District and the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District, there are a slew of civic meetings taking place in this, May’s third week. The Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners now, as of May, meet on the third Tuesday of the month, so … [Read more...]

Special Meeting Called for Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners

Big Bear Lake, CA - A special meeting has been called of the Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners of the City of Big Bear Lake for tomorrow, May 12th at 3pm at the DWP offices at 41972 Garstin Drive.  Board discussion and potential action items include the fiscal year 2010/2011 budget and resolution and consideration of the … [Read more...]

May 21 Village Street Closures to Be Reviewed by Big Bear Lake City Council in Monday Meeting

Big Bear Lake’s City Council meets for their first regular meeting of the month this evening, though Council members have been in a budget workshop this morning. Discussion items for this evening’s meeting, to be held at 6:30pm in Hofert Hall, include the possible extension of the Village Street closure to Cottage Lane on Friday night, May 21 … [Read more...]

DWP, School Board and BBARWA Meet This Week, Among Other Agencies

Big Bear Valley, CA -- This being the fourth week of the month, a number of regular government meetings are scheduled to take place. In addition to this evening’s City Council meeting and tomorrow morning’s San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board of Commissioners for the Department of Water and Power convene at 9am … [Read more...]

Big Bear Offers Many Opportunities to Enjoy Earth Day, Which Celebrates 41 Years on April 22

We can take care of our Earth, starting with picking up trash so that it doesn't run down streets and tributaries to Big Bear Lake.

Big Bear Valley, CA -- This Thursday, April 22 marks Earth Day, which has been celebrated in support of the environment since 1970. Should you be looking for ways to establish—or renew—your commitment to do your part this Earth Day, you can choose to reuse shopping bags, take a moment to pick up litter ’round the lakeshore or in your … [Read more...]

HEAP Application Processing Offered During Bear Valley Electric’s April 22 Earth Day Event

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Families and individuals who could use financial assistance with utility bills can start readying the paperwork, as Bear Valley Electric Service will be hosting HEAP application processing next week. Starting next Thursday morning, April 22 at 9am, applications for HEAP, which stands for the Home Energy Assistance Program, will … [Read more...]

Department of Water and Power’s Technical Review Team to Meet on Monday Morning

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Groundwater level trends and production will be the focus of discussion when the Technical Review Team of the Department of Water and Power convenes on Monday morning to review, among other items, current water conservation stage and big weekend water restrictions. The Technical Review Team Committee meeting, to be led by DWP … [Read more...]