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Our water supply is
pumped from local
is the amount of water that can be
extracted from a groundwater basin each year for an indefinite period of time. It cannot exceed the sum of the natural recharge, artificial recharge, and incidental recharge, without causing depletion of the basin.
Perennial yield for the aquifers within the DWP service area is estimated to be 3,100 acre-feet. One acre-foot is 325,851
or enough water to cover a football field at a depth of one foot. That is approximately the amount of water a family of five uses each year.
A simpler way to think about perennial yield is to think of an aquifer as a bank account and water as money. If you withdraw more than is deposited, over time your bank account will become
. Overdrafting is exacerbated during dry years since precipitation is not replenishing the aquifers, or depositing money into the bank. That is why
is so important. Conservation helps us have enough water in the "bank" to get through the dry years.
Water Quality/Consumer Confidence Reports
Each year the DWP is mandated to post Consumer Confidence Reports, also referred to as Water Quality Reports, as directed by the California Department of Public Health. View the Consumer Confidence Report for your area below.
Each report shows the results of our monitoring for the period January 1 - December 31, 2016.
Big Bear Lake / Moonridge
Big Bear Shores
Sugarloaf / Erwin Lake
City of Big Bear Lake, Department of Water (DWP)
41972 Garstin Dr. | P.O. Box 1929 | Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Ph: (909) 866-5050 | Fax: (909) 866-3184
Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4:30 pm
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