Golden State Water is proud to provide quality, reliable water service to the Apple Valley region. We currently serve approximately 2,900 customers in both Apple Valley and Lucerne Valley.

Four water systems provide water to the Apple Valley Customer Service Area. The Desert View, Lucerne, North Apple Valley and South Apple Valley systems deliver water to customers from groundwater pumped from the Mojave River Basin-Alto Sub- Basin, which is the upper portion of the Mojave River.

As a regulated utility, Golden State Water’s rates are determined by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) through a General Rate Case (GRC) to ensure customers receive a fair rate for reliable, quality water service.

  • Effective April 20, 2017, an average residential customer in the Apple Valley Customer Service Area with a 5/8 x 3/4” meter, using 6,732 gallons (900 cubic feet or 9 Ccf) of water per month, would see a monthly bill increase of $3.48 from $45.08 to $48.56 compared to 2016 (excluding any applicable surcharges).
  • Golden State Water’s rates for 2016, 2017 and 2018 were approved by the CPUC in March 2017. The GRC approval was originally expected prior to Jan. 1, 2016, and the delayed approval prevented Golden State Water from implementing the new rates for 2016 on schedule (2015 rates remained in place during the delay period).
  • For additional information on local water rates, please click here. To review frequently asked questions about water rates, read our fact sheet. English | Spanish
  • For additional information on proposed water rates for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021, please click here.

More than $3.1 million in infrastructure improvements are planned for 2017 in the Apple Valley service area.

The 2017 investments include water supply enhancements, distribution and ongoing improvements designed to replace old meters, mains and safety equipment. Click here to learn more and access a list of projects planned for 2017.

To view current and completed projects in your area, click here.

On April 7, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order lifting the drought emergency for most of the state, while asking Californians to continue using water responsibly and make conservation a way of life.

Local water-use and outdoor irrigation restrictions implemented during the drought emergency have been lifted.

Local News & Updates

Customer Alert: Important Information For Wildfire Evacuations

Customers are reminded to turn off water and outdoor irrigation timers when evacuating homes and businesses during a wildfire emergency.

Click here to learn more.

Golden State Water Donates Turkeys to Mountain-Desert District Non-Profits Through Operation Gobble

During the Thanksgiving holiday season, Golden State Water worked in partnership with elected officials and community leaders to distribute more than 7,700 turkeys through the Operation Gobble program.

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Customer Alert: Be Aware Of Utility Scams

Golden State Water encourages customers to be alert of utility scams.

Click here are some general tips to help you avoid becoming a victim.

General Rate Case Update: Apple Valley

On July 19, 2017, Golden State Water filed its General Rate Case application, proposing rates and infrastructure investments for 2019-21.

Click here to learn more.