Every wastewater system is unique: Age, geography, pipe materials, rehab methods, and climate all shape infrastructure over time. But even in the diverse landscape of American utilities, some systems stand out.
Big Bear, Calif., is one of these outliers. The sewer department for this unincorporated community in San Bernardino County supports just a portion of the local wastewater service, but its work frequently takes it off the beaten path. Its residents live in the mountains, and the small wastewater management team spends its days venturing along mountain roads and through unlikely easements. One of its CCTV systems operates out of a Polaris UTV that can drive into the forest, where there are no trails — let alone roads — to support regular maintenance and inspection. With seven pump stations in the district, many constituents rely on gravity to ensure steady drainage.
A unique approach
Big Bear City Community Services District Sewer Department has also taken a unique approach to managing its wastewater system. While many communities across the United States spent the last few decades operating with policies of react and repair, the department has always prioritized preventative maintenance..........
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