Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency

Fees & Charges

If you are within the service boundaries of the Big Bear City Community Services District, the City of Big Bear Lake, or San Bernardino County Service Area 53B:

Connection Fee

The connection fee is referred to as a system development fee or capacity charge and is a one-time fee paid at the time of the connection to the system. The fee recovers a proportional share of capital costs incurred to provide service capacity for new wastewater customers.

The connection fee is $4,180 as of July 1, 2018.

Sewer User Charge

The sewer user fee is the rate charged per equivalent dwelling unit (EDU). This rate is based on our revenue requirements and is used to cover operating, capital, and debt service expenses. This rate may vary by service area.

The established base rate per EDU is $216.78 as of July 1, 2019.

Standby Charges Per Parcel

A standby charge is a charge to undeveloped parcel owners that recovers a proportional share of costs to maintain wastewater facilities in a “ready” state.

< 1 acre undeveloped parcel $20
> 1 acre undeveloped parcel $30

If you are in Baldwin Lake, Lake Williams or other outlying areas:

Waste disposal services are provided to residents and businesses that are not connected to a sanitary sewer system. The waste disposal fees are measured in $/1,000 gallons.

The waste disposal fees as of July 1, 2019 are:

Chemical Toilet $64.13
Holding Tank $6.82
Septic Tank $76.74

The fee for application processing is $25 plus any fees from the County of San Bernardino.

Contact Info

Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency
121 Palomino Drive
P.O. Box 517
Big Bear City, CA 92314
(909) 584-4018

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