Spring Reminders:As the snow melts away, please be mindful of areas where water is running and pooling beyond the snowmelt. We would appreciate your help in tracking leaks throughout the system. Please call 753-6241 with a site description if you suspect a system leak.
Water Conservation and Drought: As of March 25, the lake is over the spillway. It is a relief to know the lake refilled despite this dry winter.
The #1 waste of water in this community is accidental leaking during opening and closing as you or your guests arrive or depart. The lost water can be over 100 CCF, 75,000 gallons, when the house valve is turned open but the drain is not turned closed. Please remember the 2 step process for turning on and shutting off water at your house valves. VALVE ON with DRAIN CLOSED and VALVE OFF with DRAIN OPEN be sure your guests have an easy to follow set of directions. We can catch a gushing house through a meter reading but that is usually 24 hours and 100 CCF too late!
Winter Reminders:The temperatures have dropped in Bear Valley. It is time to be aware of freezing pipes and fix any leaks before the snow locks up the ground.
We highly recommend that all homeowners turn their water off at the house valve and drain the pipes between visits. LAWC can only detect unusually high use or a leak if we do a meter reading, which is about twice a month. So, to avoid water damage please consider making this easy procedure a part of your arrival and departure routine.
Lake Update: Senate Bill 14 was signed by Governor Brown on Tuesday. This means swimming is now legal! Enjoy the final days of summer! We thank Supervisor Terry Woodrow, Senator Gaines and his staff for working so hard on this bill on behalf of our community.