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 Arrowhead. The Rimforest Water System (Rimforest System) services about 300 customers and is actually contained within the service area of the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District (LACSD). On January 29, 2014, the DWP authorized the sale of the Rimforest System to the LACSD, followed by authorization from the Big Bear Lake City Council on February 24, 2014. By law, this transfer had to put on the ballot for Big Bear Lake voters to approve. On June 3, 2014, the majority of the City of Big Bear Lake voters voted “yes” on Measure E, which approved the transfer. Effective as of October 1, 2014, the Rimforest community is now serviced by the LACSD. This transfer allows the DWP to operate more efficiently by not having to travel to Rimforest to service customers. Due to closer proximity, the LACSD will be able to provide prompt customer service to the Rimforest community.