The Bear Valley Water District has developed a public outreach program to educate the public about water quality issues and water pollution prevention. The District also believes that public agencies can benefit from employing strategies to generate broad participation and diverse perspectives. In addition to this web site, the District produces printed and electronic newsletters to provide valuable information to actively engage stakeholders in our collective efforts to change public behavior and protect surface and ground water from pollution sources.
For customers who receive their quarterly invoices by mail, District newsletters are printed and inserted with mailed billing invoices.
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October 2022 Newsletter
Executive Summary: District Grant Awards in 2021-22 Exceed $1.0M; Rate Study Leads to New Service Rates Effective July 1, 2022; Regional Board Adopts New 5-Year NPDES Permit; Fats, Oil and Grease: Disposal Alternatives; Investments in New Collection System Components Retire Old Equipment and Expand Detection Capacity and Safety all at once; 2017 Reserve Fund Target Balances Under Consideration as Expenses and Capital Investments rise out of Rate Study.
October 2020 Newsletter
Executive Summary: NPDES Permit Renewal:District Submits Report of Waste Discharge for New 5-Year Permit; Sewer Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2: BVWD Tests Treated and Untreated Wastewater for the Presence of SARS-CoV-2; BVWD Partners with Tesla for Backup Battery Power Packs: Self-Generation Incentive Program Provides Resiliency Incentives for Critical Infrastructure; Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG): Disposal Alternatives; The Problem - High Levels of Salt: Salinity Issues in Central Valley Highlight Why Wastewater Agencies Need to Educate Customers; Board Appoints Environmental Engineer to Fill Vacancy: Diane Lundquist Lenders Her Technical and Regulatory Experience to Support Bear Valley.
October 2019 Newsletter
Executive Summary: Lagoon Upgrade Project: $220,000 Lagoon Rehabilitation Project to Ensure High Quality Effluent for Future Decades; Board to Consider Adopting CPI Service Rate Increase: Revenue Constraints and Increasing Costs Underscore Consideration of a Consumer Price Index Rate Increase; Collection System Maintenance Program Expands: Board Commits More Resources to Maintain Collection System and Avert Potential Overflows; Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG): Disposal Alternatives; Incumbents to be Sworn in for Another 4-Year Term: Thordarson and Brown to Continue to Lend Industry Expertise to the District.
October 2018 Newsletter
Executive Summary: New District Website Showcases Agency's Committment to Transparency; FY 2018-19 Budget Prioritizes Lake Alpine Lift Station Upgrade; Board Votes to Adopt Expanded District Capacity: Analysis Necessitates Revised Capacity Fee; Remeber Oroville ? Division of Safety of Dams New Requirements Include Emergency Action Plan (EAP), Dam Break Analysis and Inundation Mapping; Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG): Disposal Alternatives.
October 2017 Newsletter
Executive Summary: Regional Board Adopts New 5-Year Permit; Atmospheric Rivers: Lessons Learned and Operational Changes Implemented; Collection System Maintenance: District Purchases First Hydrojetter; Fats, Oil and Grease: Disposal Alternatives; 2017 District Election: Incumbents to be Appointed to New 4-Year Terms of Office.
April 2015 Newsletter
Executive Summary: Capacity Charges Rolled Back: Board Votes to Issue $80,000 in Refunds for 2007-13 Fees Paid ; Capacity Planning: Expanded Land Use, Townsite Act & Modified Permit Terms comprise Multipronged Approach for more Wastewater Capacity; Permit Compliance: Mixing Zone Study May Provide Dilution Credits and Avert Elusive Compliance Challenges; Investments in Technology: Energy Efficiency Investments Yielding Quick Results; 2015 District Election: Official Declarations of Candidacy for November 2015 Election - July 13 - August 7.
April 2014 Newsletter
Executive Summary: Capacity Update: Tempering Permit by Permit Expectatations; Rate Restructuring Proposal: Update; Pharmaceuticals and Wastewater: State Legislation Highlights Growing Environmental Impact; Permit & Performance: Nutrient Removal and Water Quality Preservation; BVWD Board Vacancy.
April 2013 Newsletter
Executive Summary: Bear Valley Water District's Sewer System Management Plan: Communication with Customers; Automating Utility Payments: Announcing eBilling; Historically Dry 2012-13 Winter: Permit Compliance Challenges; NPDES Permit Legal Appeal - Update; New Construction & Additions: Capacity Fees.