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Serving the Big Bear Area Since 1974


The Laboratory Department is responsible for 1) collecting and analyzing wastewater flows and biosolids to adhere to federal, state, and local guidelines and 2) providing data to the operations department for implementing process control decisions. The laboratory analyses include, but are not limited to, 1) those required on a daily basis for compliance with the Agency’s NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) and Discharge Order permits, such as pH, biochemical oxygen demand, total dissolved solids, suspended solids, nitrates, chloride, fluoride, sulfate, conductivity, total and fecal Coliform, and conductivity, and 2) wastewater solids inventory and microscopic examinations of activated sludge for process control. Based on the laboratory department’s analyses, it is also responsible for preparing evaluations of the treatment plant unit processes and making recommendations for process control.

BBARWA is constantly monitoring and analyzing wastewater flows.

BBARWA is constantly monitoring and analyzing wastewater flows.


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