County to Improve Lake, Drainage in SVL

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County and the Spring Valley Lake Association have reached an agreement that will reduce the chance of flooding and improve lake quality, officials announced.

For years, there had been a disagreement over responsibility for storm drains, which had been the responsibility of the original developer of Spring Valley Lake. As a result, storm drains within the community had not been maintained or cleared out in several years. But under the agreement, San Bernardino County will be responsible for maintenance.

“It may seem like a mundane issue, but this agreement is very important to protecting homes in Spring Valley Lake and association property,” said 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood.

The matter had been a top concern, said Spring Valley Lake Association General Manager Glenn Grabiec.

“I first want to thank Supervisor Robert Lovingood for helping us to resolve this long-standing issue,” Grabiec said. “His efforts will result in mitigating any potential flooding issues for our homeowners.  It will also help to improve the water quality of our lake by limiting the debris that inevitably flows from these storm drains into the lake.  Without his assistance, this issue may have continued long into the future.”

Grabiec also praised the San Bernardino County Department of Public Works and specifically Director Gerry Newcombe for the commitment to maintain our storm drains.  This service will help to preserve the beauty of our community and is sincerely appreciated by the Spring Valley Lake Homeowners, Grabiec said.

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