September 2017 - Madison County Public Schools recently held a "Reality Fair" for the district's ninth graders, and Bear Creek Water Association was pleased to be part of the event, at which students learned about budgeting, writing checks, balancing a checkbook, and making financial decisions. Those decisions included the purchase of a car, a place to live, insurance, groceries, phone, and utilities. The students have been taking lessons on financial literacy, and the event is an opportunity for students to learn about life in the real world.
Bear Creek Water Association has again earned the maximum score of 5.0 / 5.0 from the Mississippi State Department of Health for the drinking water supply. This is according to the MSDH inspection report dated May 24, 2017.
That is a commonly asked question. Gavin Vassali, a seventh grade student from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, set out to answer that question with his science fair project. His findings are very interesting. We commend Gavin for bringing recognition to the hard working professionals in the water industry, and for showing the public just how safe and clean drinking water in Mississippi can be. See the newspaper article at http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/education/article145475174.html
Bear Creek Water Association was recently featured in the Fall 2016 issue of Pipeline Magazine. Pipeline Magazine is the official magazine of the Alabama Mississippi Section of the American Water Works Association. Click here to read the article.
Do you ever take for granted the clean, fresh water delivered to your faucet every day? Bear Creek Water Association employee Keith Hutchison does not, and early in 2016, he made the decision to take a week of his personal vacation time to travel to a poor section of Haiti where clean drinking water did not exist. The plan was to help construct a well, some underground piping, and a small elevated tank. The locals would assist by digging their own pipe trenches, and helping with the installation. Keith traveled from Mississippi with a group of fellow Mississippians who had experience in
Bear Creek Water Association was recently named "Mississippi Water Distribution System of the Year" for 2016 by the American Water Works Association. This is the second consecutive year that we have been awarded this prestigious honor. See photo gallery for pictures.
How much does my water cost? That is a question we are often asked. The answer is that it is pretty cheap! An average family of four will use approximately 10,000 gallons of water per month for domestic purposes. That would result in a monthly bill of $26.80 for water only (excluding sanitary sewer). For comparison, a 20-ounce bottle of brand name water from a local convenience store is $1.29. So after sales tax is added, the bottle will cost you $1.38. Want to buy 10,000 gallons from them? That would be 64,000 bottles with a price tag of almost $90,000.00! So the next time you wan
On May 18, 2016, the Mississippi State Department of Health conducted their annual inspection of Bear Creek Water Association. We are extremely pleased to announce that we received a score of 5.0 in all three categories (technical, managerial, and financial). This is the highest score that a water system can achieve! We will continue to strive to bring you the cleanest water and best service possible.
On April 28, 2016, Bear Creek Water Association held a reception in memory of our friend and consulting engineer, James A. "Jim" Elliott. Jim passed away on January 19, 2016 at the age of 78. He had served as the consulting engineer for Bear Creek Water Association since its inception. We are forever indebted to him, and are grateful for his many contributions to the association. At the reception, the newly constructed engineering building on the Bear Creek Water Association campus was dedicated in his memory. See our photo gallery for pictures from the event.
Bear Creek Water Association is proud to announce the launch of its new website. The newly redesigned site features many enhanced tools and a vastly improved user experience. We collaborated with the web building team of U.S.NEXT to provide a more comprehensive source of association information and services.