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Serving the Big Bear Area Since 1974

Water Reuse

The Big Bear Valley is entirely dependant on annual precipitation for our drinking water. Periodic droughts are normal and water levels can drop to undesirable levels.

We must conserve our drinking water to preserve our water quality. Wastewater can be treated and used for purposes where drinking water is now used, but not required. For instance, BBARWA’s highly treated wastewater has been used for dust control and soil compaction for a new housing development. Using our water in this way saved hundreds of thousands of gallons of drinking water.

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