Bear Valley Community Services District

Public Works Staff Report - October 2020

An update on projects and happenings during October

Published on:
November 6, 2020

Project Updates

Gate Drainage: Granite Construction has begun cleaning the drainage easements and culverts at the gate. 

Guardrail Replacement: Alcorn Fence will begin the replacement of the Deertrail guardrails on November 16th.

Generators: On October 30, 2020 the District submitted an application for a grant to assist with generator installation costs. Generators for all pneumatic tanks have been purchased and installation shall begin very soon.

Generators for two of our larger booster stations have been purchased, as well as generators or two of our Cummings Valley well sites. Installation on the Cummings Valley wells should begin this month.  Over the next four weeks, we are expecting delivery of our five portable generators.

Well 25: Well 25 has been abandoned.

The abandonment of Well 25 is now complete.

Roads Division

For the month of October, the Roads Division focused on patching water breaks, delamination’s and potholes.  The Roads crew used approximately 29.5 tons of asphalt in October.  Notable water break and delamination patch locations are:

  • Starland
  • 26700 Deertrail
  • Deertrail/Goldspike intersection
  • 27000 Skyline
  • 22501 Saddleback
  • 25250 Deertrail
  • 27220 Deertrail
  • 23030 San Juan
  • 23550 San Juan

Crews also started our much-needed crack seal program, beginning with crack sealing Skyline.  For the month of October, the Roads Division distributed approximately 2730 lbs. of crack seal material.

The Roads Division also rented a dozer to begin regrading high priority drainage easements to prepare for the coming winter season.  We began with grading the drainage easement from Columbia Way to Seneca Way.


Water Division

Daily water operations with samples, well reads, 210 USA’s and meter reading continued throughout the month. There were twenty-four service line repairs; three of them were partial line replacements. Well 25 has been abandoned.  Purchase Orders for generator installations have been issued to P&J Electric. We flushed waterlines on the following streets:  

  • Pinedale
  • Rolling Oak and side Streets
  • Timberline
  • Sunland
  • Echo.  

Wastewater Division

Preventative maintenance, general plant up-keep and standard operations continue. Aerator brush replacement and repairs were made. USA’s continued as needed. We have completed the weed abatement around the facility, which includes removal of overgrown trees and weeds at the creek discharge location. October is the last month for sending water to the golf course until spring. Approximately 25 tons of dried bio-solids were hauled away to Liberty Composting in Lost Hills, California in accordance with EPA 503 Bio-Solids Regulations. We replaced faulty indicator lights on equipment control panels and sample tubing was replaced on influent composite machine.


Eight repairs were made to district facilities, four repairs to mailbox stations/stands, five generator inspections, one generator repair completed by Cummins.  Mailbox station 4215 has been completely renovated. The road materials shop is having a heater installed and winterizing of our facilities is under way.


One of our 50-year-old snow plows after our Fleet staff finished refurbishment in preparation for the winter season.

The fleet maintenance shop is busy with repairs and services. Four major services were completed and one simple oil change service was completed. We had three repairs done on equipment and fifteen repairs completed on vehicles. Six of the snow plows and sanders are were inspected and repaired before installation in preparation of the winter weather.

Transfer Station

Waste management Hauled

  • (44) house hold trash
  • (30) green waste roll offs
  • (22) manure
  • (26) recycling