Category: Environment

DWP’s Meter Replacement Ahead of Schedule

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 27, 2016 – When in drought, every drop counts. When every drop counts, water agencies count on every meter to accurately measure those drops. In 2014, the City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water began a meter replacement program to replace each of the Department’s 15,580 meters with a radio-read meter. Radio read meters offer many advantages, including the ability to measure exactly how water much is used, where, and when, and relay that information back to the DWP within hours for analysis. At the outset of the program, the DWP anticipated it would take six years to...

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Caltrans Looking To The Sun For Transportation

Big Bear, CA, April 15th, 2016 – California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Director Malcolm Dougherty signed a letter of intent with the Province of Noord-Holland (Netherlands) Vice Governor Elisabeth Post, MMC to look at sustainable options for capturing solar energy in transportation infrastructure. Caltrans will explore the Dutch technology, known as SolaRoad1, which implements the use of solar panels in roadway projects and has been successfully implemented in a project in Krommenie, The Netherlands. The idea behind SolaRoad is that sunlight falling on the road surface is converted into electricity by concrete panels with solar cells and a translucent top layer of tempered glass. The generated...

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Volunteers Needed for Annual Meadows Edge Clean-Up Day

Big Bear, CA, April 14, 2016 – The second annual Meadows Edge Clean Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the popular day use picnic area from 9am to 1pm. Volunteers of all ages are needed to help with the general clean up and prepare this popular family area for the 2016 summer season.   Registration is required at MountainsFoundation. Volunteers can participate with family and friends and make it FUN! Free lunch and tools are provided.  In addition, an opportunity drawing will be available to win prizes. “We’re looking forward to the 2016 event to pull together...

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Spruce Up for Spring with The City of Big Bear Lake

Big Bear, CA, April 1st, 2016 – After months of blustery winter weather, Spring has officially arrived! Staff is busy throughout the City, in residential neighborhoods and business districts, sprucing up for warmer weather. Say hello to our Public Works crews as they work on: Re-painting parking stalls on City property and street delineation Re-planting City parks and the Village as needed Street sweeping & Street striping City-wide Pothole repair and paving as needed Clean-Up Lake access points       Spruce Up with Us!  Now is the time to give extra attention to your yard or the outside of your home. ...

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Vehicle Charging Stations May Be Coming to Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca, March 30, 2016 – On March 24, 2016, representatives of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Clean Fuel Connection, Inc., the City of Big Bear Lake, Bear Valley Electric Service, and the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce met to discuss the proposed placement of two DC fast chargers and several level two slow chargers in and around the Village area of Big Bear Lake. The Bartlett Parking Lot located at the center of the Village and the Civic Center would be the most likely locations for the two fast chargers. According to Todd Warden of the...

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