Big Bear, CA, February 29th, 2016 - After a sunny February, the hopes that El Nino storms would go a long way toward restoring California’s water supplies and correcting the damage done by years of drought are now fading. Instead, the new assumption is that in April, the state government will renew strict rules mandating water conservation in local water districts for another … [Read more...] about El Nino, Not Quite The Blockbuster Many Had Hoped For
Big Bear, CA, February 7th, 2016 - The Big Bear Lake Department of Water and Power approved changes to its conservation policy Jan. 26, including more clearly spelling out potential fines for extreme water wasters, as well as offering new rebates for replacing old toilets and fixtures. The policy shifts were made in response to state-level changes last year. In April, the … [Read more...] about Big Bear DWP Water Policy Changes Announced
Big Bear CA, December 12th, 2015 -UPDATE, December 13th, 11:00am - The California drought has had a major impact on all of our lives, and the Big Bear Lake Department of Water Conservation is reminding residents and visitors alike to do their part and take some simple steps to preserve this precious resource. In other words, please, Don’t Tap Out When It Comes To Water … [Read more...] about Doing Our Part for Big Bear Lake Water Conservation
Big Bear, CA, Sept. 16, 2015 - Last month was the first month our community did not meet our water conservation target of 16%, falling short at 12.96%. Since September is already cooler than August and we’ve started getting rain, the DWP asks that you adjust your irrigation accordingly, or consider shutting it off for the season. Remember, there is no outdoor irrigation … [Read more...] about Water Conservation Target Missed Last Month
Big Bear, CA, Sept. 11, 2014 - Governor Brown is expected to sign several bills, approved by the state legislature, into law this month, requiring local agencies to set up long term groundwater management plans. These new laws would allow state and local governments to intervene in groundwater use if necessary. California draws close to 60 percent of its water from … [Read more...] about New Water Use Regulations Coming?
Big Bear City, CA, February 13, 2014 - Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency. Now Caltrans is launching an unprecedented conservation campaign on California highways, targeting the state's 24 million drivers. Over 700 electronic highway signs went up this week displaying the message: SERIOUS DROUGHT HELP SAVE WATER The signs will be activated when there … [Read more...] about Historic Drought Requires New Tactics