- Rob Hopkins, BBCCSD General Manager
"Water is overtaking oil as our scarcest natural resource in the world…"
-- Steven Solomon, author of “Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization.”
The Big Bear City Community Services District is the primary municipal source for potable water for Big Bear City and the eastern end of the Valley. The CSD has historically delivered an average of 1,115 acre-feet of water per year to Big Bear City residents over the past 25 years. For reference, an acre-foot of water is about 326,000 gallons; enough to supply an average Big Bear residential water connection for over 4 and a half years. If it sounds like a lot of water, it is… but we do much better than other areas of the country, some of which use that much water in 18 months.
Read more: 2014 – A Drought in Big Bear City’s Future?