Golden State Water provides reliable, high-quality drinking water to approximately 16,200 customers in the Arden Cordova Customer Service Area (CSA), which includes portions of Rancho Cordova, Gold River and Arden Manor.

Water supply includes groundwater pumped from the Sacramento Valley Groundwater Basin through Golden State Water’s wells, and surface water from the American River that is treated at the Coloma Water Treatment Plant.

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 Arden Cordova Customer Service Area with a 5/8 x 3/4” meter, using 10,472 gallons (1,400 cubic feet or 14 Ccf) of water per month, would see a monthly bill increase of $2.94 from $29.82 to $32.76 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 $2.7 million in infrastructure improvements are planned for 2017 in the Arden Cordova 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.

Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP)
Every five years, UWMPs are prepared for systems that supply more than 3,000 acre-feet of water per year or serve more than 3,000 connections. UWMPs are prepared to support long-term planning goals and ensure that adequate water supplies are available to meet existing and future water demands.

Please click here to learn more or view the UWMP for your area.

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

Golden State Water Participates in Rancho Cordova’s 10th Annual iFest

Golden State Water was proud to participate in Rancho Cordova’s 10th Annual iFest event on May 13, 2017 at the Village Green Park.

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Golden State Water Recognizes ‘Infrastructure Week’

In recognition of “Infrastructure Week” from May 15-19, 2017, Golden State Water is highlighting plans to invest more than $2.7 million for local water infrastructure projects in 2017.

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Customer Update: Coloma Treatment Plant Activation Scheduled For May 3, 2017

On May 3, 2017, Golden State Water will bring its Coloma Surface Water Treatment Plant back online to provide supplemental water for the peak season.

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2016-2018 Rate Information For Arden Cordova

Effective April 20, 2017, local water rates were adjusted. For additional information on local water rates and the GRC, please click here.

Fact Sheet: English | Spanish