Bear Valley Community Services District

Department of Public Works

The Department of Public Works crews maintain our infrastructure. This department contains the Roads, Water, Wastewater, Facilities, and General Services divisions.

Our Public Works crews maintain over 100 miles of roadway, our vast network of water mains, service lines, wells, tanks and boosters, and mailbox stations. They also maintain all District buildings, vehicles, and equipment including snow plows and police cars. They oversee our transfer station, sewer system, and wastewater treatment plant, and help protect our environment. They care for every aspect of our infrastructure to ensure that we have a safe community and healthy families.

Project

Design

Advertise Bid

Bid Opening

GM/Board Approval

Contract Award

Work Starts

Work Ends

Project Complete

Communications Plan
In-house
In-house
5/9/2019
in-house
1/28/2019
4/23/2019
Well 31 Rehab
July 8, 2019
Jun 30, 2020
Well 32 Rehab
7/8/2019
6/30/2019
Booster 6A Repair
7/15/2019
In-house
In-house
N/A
N/A
08/5/2019
11/1/2019
Booster 8A Repair
7/15/2019
In-house
In-house
N/A
N/A
08/05/2019
11/1/2019
Foxridge Mainline Replacement
10/15/2019
In-house
In-house
N/A
N/A
12/9/19
12/13/19
Oakflat Booster Repair
11/5/2019
01/06/2020
06/30/2020

Fri

Nov 22, 2019
Roads
Transfer Site Reconfiguration
Water
Dailies, Tank 8A2 Line Repair, WO's, USA's
Wastewater Treatment
Air Compressor Service for Tertiary, WE Prep, Dailies
General Services
Facilities & Fleet Maintenance, Mailbox Construction

Thu

Nov 21, 2019
Roads
Transfer Site Reconfiguration
Water
Dailies, Wagon Wheel Line Repair, WO's, USA's
Wastewater Treatment
Acute Chronic Toxicity Annual Sampling and Ventura Delivery, In-House Labs, Dailies
General Services
Facilities & Fleet Maintenance, Mailbox Construction

Wed

Nov 20, 2019
Roads
Jacaranda Waterleak Patching
Water
Dailies, Cloverleaf Line Repair, WO's, USA's
Wastewater Treatment
Generator Service, Dailies, Sludge Bed Cleaning
General Services
Facilities & Fleet Maintenance, Mailbox Construction

Tue

Nov 19, 2019
Roads
Cumberland Patching
Water
Dailies, Wilderness Line Repair, WO's, USA's
Wastewater Treatment
Acute Chronic Toxicity Annual Sampling and Ventura Delivery, Winterizing piping and hydro jetting
General Services
Facilities & Fleet Maintenance, Mailbox Construction

Mon

Nov 18, 2019
Roads
Crackseal Jacaranda
Water
Dailies, Meter Reading, WO's, USA's
Wastewater Treatment
Acute Chronic Toxicity Annual Sampling and Ventura Delivery, Plant Maintenance
General Services
Facilities & Fleet Maintenance, Mailbox Construction
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W

hen snow starts sticking, our Roads Supervisor is notified and plow crews are activated. Once the snow depth reaches a minimum of 2", roads begin being plowed according to the following priority list.

Note: We cannot plow ice. Please stay off icy roads if at all possible. Even after grit has been spread, traction is limited. Please drive slowly and allow extra time to reach your destination safely.

Plow drivers are unable to pull out or tow stranded vehicles, and are not permitted to clear driveways or other private property.

Important:

Should your vehicle become stuck on the road during winter weather, please make sure that it is as far off to the side as possible to leave room for snow plows and emergency crews. Make arrangements to have the vehicle moved as soon as possible to help prevent accidents. All vehicles will be towed after 72 hours, or sooner if they are deemed to be a safety hazard.

If your vehicle is stuck within the roadway, please notify the Police Department immediately at 661-861-3110.

Heavy snow at upper elevations. photo taken by CSD road crew during the winter of 2018-2019
Upper elevation photo taken by BVCSD road crew during the winter of 2018-2019

Road crews will not move on to lower priority roads until they are sure that the higher priority (higher traffic) roads have been made as safe as possible. Sometimes this means they must clear the roads multiple times, especially when snow is still falling. The first priority is always to ensure that the most heavily traveled roads are addressed. When conditions allow, roads will be widened, cul-de-sacs cleared, and icy areas treated with grit.

Roads may still have icy patches after being cleared!

First Priority

  • Bear Valley Road
  • Lower Valley Road
  • Cumberland
  • San Juan
  • Jacaranda
  • Paramount
  • Deertrail
  • Starland
  • Skyline
  • Saddleback

Second Priority

  • El Rancho
  • Stirrup
  • Wilderness
  • Surrey
  • Goldspike
  • Rolling Oak
  • Greenwater
  • Pinedale
  • Bear Valley Access Roads

Third Priority

  • All other district roads.

Winter Driving Tips
  1. Slow down!
  2. Carry a shovel in your vehicle
  3. Ensure that your chains are sized for your tires and fit properly
  4. Obey road restrictions - they are for your safety
  5. Understand that office and gate staff are not able to give you an estimate when your particular road will be plowed. The worse the weather, the longer it will take but please be assured that the crews are working to clear all roads safely and efficiently
  6. Leave at least 2 vehicle lengths between yourself and other vehicles on the road. Even on plowed roads you can lose traction and control.
  7. Leave plenty of space between your car and the plow. The plows have spreaders on the back to apply grit to the road surface. This rock can damage your vehicle.
  8. Do not pull out in front of snow plows. They are very heavy and cannot stop quickly.
  9. Do not pass plow trucks. The driver will pull over in a safe spot as soon as it is practical.
  10. Park your cars safely out of the road right-of-way to avoid damage to your vehicle and creating a hazard for plow crews and other drivers.

During plowing operations please remember that the crews have been working long hours, sometimes up to 16 hour double shifts to keep your roads clear. Please be patient, give them a smile and a wave, and maybe even say 'Thanks!' if you get the chance. With a little understanding and mutual respect, we will all 'weather' this winter in great shape.

Drainage Improvement Project Notice Inviting Bids

Guardrail Improvement Project Notice Inviting Bids

Lower Valley Striping Bid Package

W

hen snow starts sticking, our Roads Supervisor is notified and plow crews are activated. Once the snow depth reaches a minimum of 2", roads begin being plowed according to the following priority list.

Note: We cannot plow ice. Please stay off icy roads if at all possible. Even after grit has been spread, traction is limited. Please drive slowly and allow extra time to reach your destination safely.

Plow drivers are unable to pull out or tow stranded vehicles, and are not permitted to clear driveways or other private property.

Important:

Should your vehicle become stuck on the road during winter weather, please make sure that it is as far off to the side as possible to leave room for snow plows and emergency crews. Make arrangements to have the vehicle moved as soon as possible to help prevent accidents. All vehicles will be towed after 72 hours, or sooner if they are deemed to be a safety hazard.

If your vehicle is stuck within the roadway, please notify the Police Department immediately at 661-861-3110.

Heavy snow at upper elevations. photo taken by CSD road crew during the winter of 2018-2019
Upper elevation photo taken by BVCSD road crew during the winter of 2018-2019

Road crews will not move on to lower priority roads until they are sure that the higher priority (higher traffic) roads have been made as safe as possible. Sometimes this means they must clear the roads multiple times, especially when snow is still falling. The first priority is always to ensure that the most heavily traveled roads are addressed. When conditions allow, roads will be widened, cul-de-sacs cleared, and icy areas treated with grit.

Roads may still have icy patches after being cleared!

First Priority

  • Bear Valley Road
  • Lower Valley Road
  • Cumberland
  • San Juan
  • Jacaranda
  • Paramount
  • Deertrail
  • Starland
  • Skyline
  • Saddleback

Second Priority

  • El Rancho
  • Stirrup
  • Wilderness
  • Surrey
  • Goldspike
  • Rolling Oak
  • Greenwater
  • Pinedale
  • Bear Valley Access Roads

Third Priority

  • All other district roads.

Winter Driving Tips
  1. Slow down!
  2. Carry a shovel in your vehicle
  3. Ensure that your chains are sized for your tires and fit properly
  4. Obey road restrictions - they are for your safety
  5. Understand that office and gate staff are not able to give you an estimate when your particular road will be plowed. The worse the weather, the longer it will take but please be assured that the crews are working to clear all roads safely and efficiently
  6. Leave at least 2 vehicle lengths between yourself and other vehicles on the road. Even on plowed roads you can lose traction and control.
  7. Leave plenty of space between your car and the plow. The plows have spreaders on the back to apply grit to the road surface. This rock can damage your vehicle.
  8. Do not pull out in front of snow plows. They are very heavy and cannot stop quickly.
  9. Do not pass plow trucks. The driver will pull over in a safe spot as soon as it is practical.
  10. Park your cars safely out of the road right-of-way to avoid damage to your vehicle and creating a hazard for plow crews and other drivers.

During plowing operations please remember that the crews have been working long hours, sometimes up to 16 hour double shifts to keep your roads clear. Please be patient, give them a smile and a wave, and maybe even say 'Thanks!' if you get the chance. With a little understanding and mutual respect, we will all 'weather' this winter in great shape.

Service Request

To report road problems, damaged or missing signs, drainage issues, water leaks, or other problems during business hours, please call 661-821-4428
To report problems on holidays, weekends or after hours, please call 661-821-3239 ext. 10

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