John Harris
Director of Public Works/Engineering
(909) 866-5831

The Engineering Division manages the City's engineering responsibilities to the community. Projects include streets, drainage, parks, and public buildings. The division manages the City's Capital Improvement Program through the planning, budget, design, and construction stages. The division also reviews and places requirements on new development, reviews and approves improvement plans, and inspects public improvements.

The City is a member of the San Bernardino County Stormwater Program and actively promotes stormwater pollution prevention.  For more stormwater information or to report stormwater pollution, visit:

Learn more about stormwater and low impact development by viewing the following EPA video compilation "Reduce Runoff: Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In":

Other functions include solid waste management, NPDES, approving parcel and tract maps and various land survey documents, establishing City standards, interfacing with outside agencies, and performing special studies. The Engineeering Division is available to the public for consultation concerning prospective projects.


For information about and templates for Water Quality Management Plans, please visit the San Bernardino County's website at: ("Santa Ana, Appendix B - WQMP Template (editable) Final" is the appropriate form for most projects in the City of Big Bear Lake.)

City Big Bear Lake Maintenance Agreement Template | REQUIRED WITH ALL WQMP SUBMITTALS



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