Bear Valley Springs, CA

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Department of Public Works

Disclaimer: These are our plans and we will do all we can to stick to them, but weather, equipment breakdowns, emergencies and staff illnesses disrupt our schedule.

Abbreviations:

R.O.W: Right of Way

BC Labs: a facility in Bakersfield that does regular water testing (bacteria, etc).  We pull samples every week and by the end of the year everything has been tested.

BSK Labs: does more complicated water tests (uranium, lead, etc.)

USA: Underground Service Alert - marking our lines so contractors can perform work

IH: In-house laboratory work

Sample Run: Driving the water/wastewater samples to BC Labs in Bakersfield

WE Prep: Weekend Prep

Fri

Oct 22, 2021
Roads
Equestrian Sign Replacement
Water
Dailies, Meter Reading, USA's, WO's, PRS Checks, Tank 04 Communications Reboot
Wastewater Treatment
Dailies, Samples, USA's, WO's, IH Labs, WE Prep
General Services
Mailbox Station 4725 Renovation, Facilities Maintenance, Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance, Transfer Station Maintenance

Thu

Oct 21, 2021
Roads
Overlay Stirrup Way
Water
Dailies, USA's, WO's, Meter Reading, Cottonwood Leak Repair
Wastewater Treatment
Dailies, Samples, WO's, USA's, Sludge Bed Maintenance
General Services
Mailbox Station 4725 Renovation, Facilities Maintenance, Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance

Wed

Oct 20, 2021
Roads
Crack Seal Utility Cuts Throughout Bear Valley
Water
Dailies, Meter Reading, USA's, WO's, Skyline-Horizon Tank Leak Repair
Wastewater Treatment
Dailies, USA's, Samples, WO's, Plant and Equipment Maintenance
General Services
Transfer Station Maintenance, Facilities Maintenance, Mailbox Station 4725 Renovation, Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance

Tue

Oct 19, 2021
Roads
Crack Seal Utility Cuts throughout Bear Valley
Water
Dailies, Samples, USA's, WO's, Meter Reading, Fargo and Skyline Intersection Leak Repair
Wastewater Treatment
Dailies, USA's, WO's, Samples, Collection System Maintenance
General Services
Facilities Maintenance, Mailbox Station 4725 Renovation, Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance, Transfer Station Maintenance

Mon

Oct 18, 2021
Roads
30485 Lower Valley Road Repair
Water
Dailies, USA's, WO's, System Maintenance
Wastewater Treatment
Dailies, USA's, WO's, Facility Maintenance
General Services
Facilities Maintenance, Mailbox Renovation Station 4725, Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance

2020 Water Leak List

Date Added

Leak Address

Status

10/28/2020
Tank 2C1
Pending
9/17/2021
22400 Skyline
Pending
6/25/2021
23021 Homestead
Pending
9/17/2021
23901 Coral Springs
Pending
8/12/2021
23901 Shoreline
Pending
9/1/2021
24100 Jacaranda
Pending
9/17/2021
24951 Paramount
Pending
9/1/2021
24981 Paramount
Pending
7/13/2021
25211 Paramount
Pending
8/27/2021
25301 Bear Valley Frontage
Pending
7/29/2021
25321 Bear Valley Rd
Pending
9/17/2021
25780 Skyline
Pending
8/12/2021
27581 Skyline
Pending
8/27/2021
28561 Deertrail
Pending
9/17/2021
30100 Pinedale
Pending
7/29/2021
30671 S Lower Valley
Pending
6/25/2021
Pinedale near Allen
Pending
6/25/2021
22550 Shenandoah
Pending
7/12/2021
22601 Buttercup
Pending
7/16/2021
23200 Tuttle
Pending
9/1/2021
23400 Dart
Pending
7/12/2021
23640 Lakeview
Pending
9/1/2021
23920 Martingale
Pending
7/12/2021
23981 Corral Springs
Pending
9/17/2021
24560 Cub Ct
Pending
9/17/2021
25203 Paramount Tank 8A2
Pending
2/25/2021
25211 Paramount
Pending
6/25/2021
25211 Paramount
Pending
7/16/2021
25231 Bear Valley Rd
Pending
6/25/2021
25350 Bear Valley Rd
Pending
6/11/2021
26051 Oakflat
Pending
6/4/2021
26630 Stirrup
Pending
6/29/2021
26780 Frontier
Pending
8/12/2021
26780 Frontier
Pending
9/9/2020
27000 Owl
Pending
6/11/2021
28061 Deertrail
Pending
8/12/2021
28061 Deertrail
Pending
7/12/2021
28201 Bear Valley Rd
Pending
8/23/2021
28941 N Lower Valley
Pending
6/25/2021
29351 Skyline
Pending
7/16/2021
29361 N Lower Valley
Pending
6/25/2021
29601 Jamaica Dunes
Pending
6/30/2021
29720 N Lower Valley
Pending
8/12/2021
29780 Butterfield Way
Pending
7/29/2021
29921 Greenwater
Pending
7/29/2021
29981 Rolling Oak
Pending
8/12/2021
30060 N Lower Valley
Pending
9/1/2021
30100 Rolling Oak
Pending
7/29/2021
30121 Rolling Oak
Pending
9/17/2021
30160 Tuttle
Pending
8/27/2021
30300 Fox Ridge
Pending
7/12/2021
30600 Foxridge
Pending
6/25/2021
30601 Deertrail
Pending
7/16/2021
Bottom of Jacaranda
Pending
7/29/2021
Oakflat East of Brian
Pending
7/20/2021
San Juan and Martingale
Pending
7/29/2021
Tank 8A2
Pending
6/4/2021
Wilderness Air Vac
Pending

Transfer Station (Dump) Questions

What are the Transfer Station days and hours?

Open Hours: 8 am to 8 pm

Days Closed: Monday/Thursday

Who can access the Transfer Station?

  • Vehicles displaying a current Bear Valley CSD windshield decal
  • If no decal is present, residents must present a current BVSA amenities Card
  • Contractors must present a manifest, signed by the homeowner.

Are the green waste and manure closed on Monday/Thursday?

Yes, the entire site is closed on Monday and Thursday

When are the bulk pickup/spring cleanup events?

We normally schedule these for spring and fall, but this year many of the facilities and bulk cleanup events around the county have closed due to COVID-19. We will have to postpone ours until the county is prepared to accept the waste. We will post new dates as soon as we are able.

What can/cannot be recycled?

Please recycle the following:

  • Plastic bottles and containers - clean and dry the containers and then put the cap back on before tossing
  • Food and beverage cans - empty tin, aluminum and steel cans and empty aerosol cans (remove any plastic caps and lids)
  • Paper, newspaper and magazines - must be clean and dry. If they are wet or food soiled, please compost instead
  • Cardboard/Paperboard - please flatten all cardboard before depositing in the bin
  • Glass bottles and containers

Not allowed:

  • Garbage bags/plastic bags
  • No food or liquids - all containers must be clean and dry
  • No clothing or linens - please donate gently used clothing, otherwise deposit into household waste
  • No hoses, wires, chains, electronics or other items which may tangle in sorting machinery

What materials are prohibited at the Bear Valley CSD Transfer Station?

  • All treated or processed lumber including plywood, pallets, fencing, and paneling (any wood that is not a tree or shrub)
  • Electronic waste (televisions, computers, computer monitors, phones and other electronics)
  • Appliances including refrigerators, microwaves, hot water heaters, and air conditioners
  • Construction/building materials including carpeting, tile, linoleum, and drywall
  • Furniture of any kind
  • Metal and scrap metal/iron
  • Concrete, rock and dirt
  • Autos, auto parts (including tires) and trailers
  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) including cleaners, herbicides/pesticides, paints and varnishes, light bulbs, and batteries

These items may be taken to the Tehachapi Sanitary Landfill, located at 12001 E. Tehachapi Blvd.

The Tehachapi Landfill is open 7 days a week:

  • Monday - Saturday open 8 am to 4 pm
  • Sunday open 8 am to 12 pm
  • Closed: New Years Day, Easter Sunday, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas

There is no charge at the Tehachapi Sanitary Landfill for the following residential materials:

  • Green waste
  • Household Waste
  • Electronic waste
  • Paint/Stain/Varnish

Their website lists fees for other items including treated wood, tires, and construction materials.

What are the rules for "household waste"?

Household waste is garbage and rubbish (such as bottles, cans, clothing, compost, disposables, food packaging, food scraps, newspapers and magazines, and yard trimmings) that originates from private homes or apartments.

  • Garbage is to be securely wrapped and placed in roll-off bin
  • Human excrement, animal excrement (except livestock manure) and disposable diapers must be disposed of in a trash bag or sealed container
  • Household ashes must be thoroughly cold and placed in the ash receptacle provided by the District
  • Hypodermic syringes and needles can be disposed of by placing them within a can or bottle, sealing the can or bottle, and identifying the contents on the outside of the container.

Household Hazardous Waste

Some waste generated in homes are products, purchased for use in or around the home, that when improperly discarded, may threaten human health or the environment. Our Transfer Station is NOT permitted to accept these items. Please see "What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)" below for more information.

What is "Household Hazardous Waste" (HHW)?

Our Transfer Site is not permitted to accept Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) - those items must be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste collection event. A calendar of these events can be found on the Kern County Public Works website.

Residential Hazardous Wastes are products, purchased for use in or around the home, that when improperly discarded, may threaten human health or the environment.

These products include:

  • household cleaners
  • deodorizers
  • personal hygiene products
  • pesticides, herbicides, insecticides
  • pet care products (shampoos, pest control products, etc)
  • paint products
  • photographic chemicals
  • swimming pool chemicals
  • automotive products & fluids.

Even though a product can be easily purchased at the local store, it can still be harmful to you, your family and the environment. To identify these products, check the container label for words, such as:

Disposing of Household Hazardous Waste in your trash or dumping it down storm drains or into the sewer and septic systems can be dangerous to your health, the health of others and the environment. Thrown into your trash can, Household Hazardous Waste can pose a threat to trash collectors and workers. Dumped on the ground or street, Household Hazardous Waste can be absorbed into the ground water supply, enter storm drains and eventually pollute local lakes and aquifers.

Household Hazardous Waste can be dropped off at one of three County Special Waste Facilities or at a one-day Hazardous Waste Collection Event

What are the rules for Green Waste?

  • Branches and limbs under 4" diameter, grass clippings, and shrubbery trimmings
  • Daily disposal limit of one vehicle trip not exceeding three cubic yards of material (approximately the size of one average pickup truck bed)
  • Contractors must provide a manifest - an invoice specifying what is being disposed and the property that is the source, signed by the homeowner. This manifest can be the District template or something written by the homeowner. It must include the homeowners name, contact phone number, address where the material originated, the quantity and type of material being deposited.

What are the rules for Manure?

  • Livestock manure and manure/urine soiled bedding only. Waste hay and straw should be deposited in green waste.
  • Contractors must provide a manifest - an invoice specifying what is being disposed and the property that is the source, signed by the homeowner. This manifest can be the District template or something written by the homeowner. It must include the homeowners name, contact phone number, address where the material originated, the quantity and type of material being deposited.

Contractors & Manifests

All contractors including landscapers, gardeners and housekeepers must provide a Manifest to access the Transfer Station. This manifest is an invoice specifying:

  • Date
  • Resident's name, address and contact phone number
  • Hauler/Contractor's name, address, and contact phone number
  • Description of the waste (household garbage, tree trimmings, etc...

The District has provided a template that may be printed off and used, or the homeowner may create their own that includes the information above.

Regardless of type or source, the amount of material being deposited cannot exceed 3 cubic yards (an average pickup truck load) per day.