Skip to content Skip to main navigation Skip to footer

News

Letter to customers: As always, BCVWD tap water is safe

Letter to customers: As always, BCVWD tap water is safe

As our community and the world faces the evolving coronavirus pandemic, BCVWD reminds you that the best place to get your drinking water is still from the faucet. Your water is safe and reliable. Learn more from BCVWD Board President John Covington in the Record Gazette

BCVWD Receives Accolade for Excellence in Financial Reporting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 31, 2020

Contact: Yolanda Rodriguez, 951-845-9581, info@bcvwd.org

BCVWD Receives Accolade for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Dedication to transparency continues as community faces public health emergency

Beaumont, CA ­– For the second consecutive year, Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) was awarded the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. The acknowledgement comes amid the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a time when the District recognizes the importance of honest, timely communication more than ever.

“Transparency, fiscal responsibility and open communication are always a key part of our operations,” said General Manager Dan Jaggers. “Today, we recognize the added importance of updating our customers, and we are committed to continuing these efforts now and into the future.”  

BCVWD received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The District received the award for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The award represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

“Keeping the public informed in a transparent manner is an integral part of BCVWD’s values, including with the District’s financial reporting,” said Secretary Lona Williams, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “We are honored to receive this certificate that demonstrates our dedication to accountability.”

An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement was also presented to the BCVWD Finance Department, in recognition of their efforts to prepare the award-winning report.

The GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program is intended to encourage state and local governments to go beyond the minimum accounting requirements and prepare transparent, comprehensive annual financial reports. Recipients are chosen based on demonstrating a “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate the public to read it. Learn more about the program at www.gfoa.org.

###Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District was formed in 1919 and is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. BCVWD is an independent special district that provides water service to 55,000 customers in a 28 square mile service area. Learn more at www.bcvwd.org.

PRINT FULL PRESS RELEASE

BCVWD suspends water shutoffs

To assist customers trying to cope with a loss or reduction of income during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) is temporarily suspending water shutoffs due to nonpayment, as well as late payment fees.

The Board of Directors voted to approve the water shutoff suspension at its Engineering Workshop on March 26. Customers who have fallen behind on water bills are encouraged to call BCVWD at 951-845-9581 for information about how to set up a payment plan.

“Frequent hand washing is key to preventing the spread of coronavirus,” said Board President John Covington. “We want to ensure that everyone has access to this vital resource during this public health crisis.”

The Board also approved temporarily extending the payment grace period to 60 days and waiving the $1.75 credit card processing fee, while offices are closed to the public, in an effort to support online payments.

“As people shelter at home to slow the spread of the virus, households will likely see a rise in their indoor water use,” said Director Andy Ramirez, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “These actions keep water available for increased cooking at home, as well as other essential daily activities like showering and laundry.”

While indoor use may see an increase, spending more time at home is a great opportunity to focus on water conservation – especially making sure outdoor water use is efficient. Customers can find leak check and water saving tips in the BCVWD Conservation Pocket Guide.

BCVWD offices temporarily closed to public

To protect the health of the community and our employees, the BCVWD offices are closed to the public. However, as an essential service, our operations remain open. Details for alternative means of service are below. Our customer service number is still available at (951) 845-9581.

The coronavirus outbreak will not impact your water safety or delivery. BCVWD remains committed to its mission of providing safe, reliable water. We follow all state and federal regulations and testing that keep your tap water safe to drink. There is no evidence that coronavirus transfers through drinking water. If coronavirus was ever detected in the water, our treatment process would remove the virus.

BCVWD will continue to monitor the situation and provides updates as necessary. Ongoing local outbreak updates are available from the County of Riverside at www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus. Additional resources are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/CoronaVirus/2019-ncov.

BOARD MEETINGS

All Board meetings will take place via teleconference until further notice. Information and instructions on how to participate will be provided on each meeting’s agenda, under Teleconference Notice. Agendas are available on the BCVWD website 72 hours in advance of the meeting. View the BCVWD calendar to find meeting dates.

ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PAY YOUR BILL

Online Payments – Payments can be made online at bcvwd.org.

Phone Payments – You can make a payment over the phone, 24 hours a day with our automated payment system. Call the District’s main telephone line at (951) 845-9581 and select option 3. Have your account number available when making payments over the phone.

Drop Box – The District office is equipped with a drop box located at our headquarters office at 560 Magnolia Ave, Beaumont, CA. 92223. All payments dropped in the drop box are picked throughout the day, Monday – Thursday. Please be sure to include your account number and check made out to Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District.

START/END WATER SERVICE Call the District’s main telephone line at (951) 845-9581 and select option 2 during normal business hours.

Your tap water is safe and reliable

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will not impact your water safety or delivery. There is no evidence that coronavirus transfers through drinking water. It transfers from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) remains committed to its mission of providing safe, reliable water. We follow all state and federal regulations and testing that keep your tap water safe to drink. If coronavirus was ever detected in our water, the process we use to filter and disinfect would remove the virus.

To protect the health of the community and our employees, the BCVWD offices are closed to the public. However, as an essential service, our operations remain open. Details for alternative means of service are below. Our customer service number is still available at (951) 845-9581.

“The health and safety of the community and our employees is the District’s top priority,” said Director Andy Ramirez, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “We will continue to ensure safe water is available to our customers.”

BCVWD is closely monitoring the evolving public healthsituation and will provide updates as necessary. The District reminds the community to take the following steps to limit the risk of illness:

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Practice social distancing, keeping at least 6 feet between yourself and others.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water regularly. Alcohol hand sanitizers are also effective.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Ongoing local outbreak updates are available from the County of Riverside at www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus. Additional information is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/CoronaVirus/2019-ncov.

ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PAY YOUR BILL

Online Payments – Payments can be made online at bcvwd.org.

Phone Payments – You can make a payment over the phone, 24 hours a day with our automated payment system. Call the District’s main telephone line at (951) 845-9581 and select option 3. Have your account number available when making payments over the phone.

Drop Box – The District office is equipped with a drop box located at our headquarters office at 560 Magnolia Ave, Beaumont, CA. 92223. All payments dropped in the drop box are picked up by 8:30 a.m. Monday – Thursday. Please be sure to include your account number and check made out to Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District.

START/END WATER SERVICE Call the District’s main telephone line at (951) 845-9581 and select option 2 during normal business hours.

Meeting Cancellation Notice

Personnel Committee Meeting of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Scheduled for March 23, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Personnel Committee Meeting of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District scheduled for March 23, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., 560 Magnolia Ave., Beaumont, CA 92223, has been cancelled.

CLICK TO VIEW FULL NOTICE

BCVWD office will be closed

To help reduce the potential for exposure, reduce the spread, and mitigate the COVID-19: Coronavirus impact in our County, beginning Monday March 16, 2020, the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District office plans to be closed to the public. The safety and health of our customers and personnel is our top priority.

Please read below for alternative means for service:

ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PAY YOUR BILL

Online Payments – Payments can be made online at https://bcvwd.org

Phone Payments – You can make a payment over the phone, 24 hours a day with our automated payment system. Call the District’s main telephone line at (951) 845-9581 and select option 3. Have your account number available when making payments over the phone.

Drop Box – The District office is equipped with a drop box located at our headquarters office at 560 Magnolia Ave, Beaumont, CA. 92223. All payments dropped in the drop box are picked up by 8:30 A.M. Monday – Thursday. Please be sure to include your account number and check made out to Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District.

START / END WATER SERVICE

Call the District’s main telephone line at (951) 845-9581 and select option 2 during normal business hours.

REPORT WATER WASTE

To report water waste, please use our online form https://bcvwd.org/report-water-waste/

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District would like to assure our community that the water we provide remains safe. The Coronavirus/COVID-19 has no impact on the quality of supply of your tap water. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE

La oficina de BCVWD estará cerrada

Para ayudar a reducir el impacto de exposicion, transmission, y mitigar COVID-19/Coronavirus en nuestro condado, las oficinas de Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District planea estar cerrado para el publico comenzando Lunes, Marzo 16, 2020. La salud y seguridad de nuestros clientes y personal es nuestra prioridad.

MODOS ALTERNATIVOS DE PAGAR SU BILL

En Linea / Sitio Web – Pagos pueden ser hechos en línea a https://bcvwd.org

Pagos Por Telefono – Puede hacer pagos sobre el teléfono 24 horas al dia con nuestro sistema de pago automatizado. Puede llamar al teléfono del Distrito (951) 845-9581 y seleccione la opción #3. Tenga el numero de su cuenta de agua disponible cuando page por telefono.

Drop Box – La oficina del Distrito esta equipada con una drop box (caja de pagos) localizada en la Oficina Central localizada en 560 Magnolia Ave, Beaumont, CA 92223. Todos pagos dejados en la drop box (caja de pagos) son recojidos diariamente a las 8:30 A.M. y durante el dia, Lunes a Jueves. Por favor de incluir su numero de cuenta de agua, y hacer el cheque pagado a Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District.

 Comienzo / Terminar Servicios De Agua – Favor de llamar al la oficina central al numero (951) 845-9581 y seleccione la opción #2 durante horas horas de operacion.

Reporte De Desperdicios De Agua – Para reporta desperdicios de agua, favor de usar la forma que se encuentra en línea/el sitio web https://bcvwd.org/report-water-waste/

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District desea asegurar a nuestra comunidad que el agua que proporcionamos sigue siendo segura. El COVID-19 (Coronavirus) no tiene impacto en la calidad o el suministro de su agua corriente.

Para obtener más información, llame al 951-845-9581 O visite bcvwd.org.PEDIMOS DISCULPAS POR CUALQUIER INCOVENIENTE

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 has no impact on the quality or supply of your tap water. As always, your tap water is available, plentiful and safe.

While it’s always advisable to stock bottled water at home in case of emergencies that could disrupt water supply, BCVWD does not expect this health outbreak to disrupt service to our customers.

BCVWD is committed to providing its customers with safe and reliable water. All water is properly treated to eliminate pathogens, which includes viruses. This ensures safe drinking water for all our customers.

While BCVWD facilities are currently open for business, we are closed for public access. We encourage customers to do business online or via email and phone. We are actively monitoring the situation and will make adjustments and announcements in the event that anything changes.

Request for Proposal for Landscape Maintenance Services

Prospective landscaping companies are hereby notified that the BEAUMONT-CHERRY VALLEY WATER DISTRICT (Owner) will receive sealed proposals for Professional Services necessary to provide Maintenance Services for Landscaping at various BCVWD Properties.  Such proposals will be received until Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 2:00 PM at the District Office, 560 Magnolia Avenue, Beaumont California 92223, at which time said proposals will be publicly opened and read.

Owner will review all submitted Proposals and make a recommendation of award to the District’s Board of Directors based upon the qualifications of the landscaping company and associated cost of services.  After the proposals have been evaluated, the highest ranked landscaping companies may be interviewed.

Owner reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive any irregularity.  Time is of the essence, therefore the ability of the landscaping company to perform the services within the time period specified will be considered during the award of the project.  If Owner elects to award a contract for the services, the award will be made within 10 days from the date of the District’s next Board meeting subsequent to the District Staff’s completion of the review of submitted proposals.  Proposals shall be valid for said 90 day period. 

The work shall be performed by a single contractor under a single contract.  Prevailing wages will be in effect for this work and costs must be in compliance with State Labor Code as listed in the project agreement.  A PDF copy of the Request for Proposal may be obtained from Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District’s website at https://bcvwd.org.  Alternatively, a copy of the Request for Proposal may be obtained from the Owner at 560 Magnolia Avenue, Beaumont California 92223. For further information, contact James Bean, Assistant Director of Operations at Beaumont-Cherry Valley water District, whose telephone number is (951) 845-9581.

Notice Inviting Bid for Landscape Maintenance Services

Back to top