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  • Improve Public Dialog and Debate

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  • Provide Specific Project Information

  • Communciate on Current or Critical Issues

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October 2022 Newsletter

  • District Grant Awards Exceed $1.0M in 2021-22 - Facilitate Several Tesla Battery Projects, New Generators, New Commuications System and more.

  • Rate Study leads to New Service Rates Effective July 1, 2022 - Increasing Expenses, Capital Investments and Debt Service Necessitate Increased Revenue Requirements

  • Regional Board Adopts New 5-Year NPDES Discharge Permit perserving critical system capacity in the wastewater system.

  • Investments in Collection System Components Retire Old Equipment Expands Detection Capabilities at once

  • District Reserve Fund Planning - 2017 Reserve Fund Target Balances under review as Expenses and Planned Capital Investments Arise from 2022 Rate Study

  • Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG): Disposal Alternatives

October 2020 Newsletter

  • 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

  • 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 2017 Newsletter

  • 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

  • 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

  • Capacity Update: Tempering Permit by Permit Expectatations

  • Service Rate Restructuring Proposal: Update

  • Pharmaceuticals and Wastewater: State Legislation Highlights Growing Environmental Impact

  • Permit & Performance: Nutrient Removal and Water Quality Preservation

  • BVWD Board Vacancy

  • Annual Compliance Report

April 2013 Newsletter

  • Bear Valley Water District's Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP): 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

  • Capacity Update: Tempering Permit by Permit Expectatations

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