Important Drought Notice: The local conservation standard has been adjusted for Golden State Water’s Barstow water systems. Customers may now water outdoor landscapes up to three days per week with new voluntary conservation targets.

System Watering Days (Even) Watering Days (Odd) Reduction Goal November Reduction Total Reduction
Barstow Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat 20% 9% 20%

* Reductions compared to 2013 usage
Total Reductions: June 1, 2016 – Jan. 15, 2017
Chart Key: Meeting Goal / Not Meeting Goal

This conservation standard is aligned with the State Water Board’s shift to locally-developed conservation strategies, which challenges water providers to implement conservation policies and supply investments to address the ongoing drought emergency. These standards could be revised pending the state’s verification of self-certification data and developments related to local water supply conditions and conservation.

Staged Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing

Stage 1 (current stage): Customers may water outdoor landscapes up to three days per week. All watering should occur before 8 am or after 7 pm,  and should not exceed 10 minutes per station.

Stage 2: Irrigation restrictions from Stage 1; $2.50 emergency surcharge per CcF over allocation
Stage 3: Irrigation restrictions from Stage 1; $5 emergency surcharge per CcF over allocation
Stage 4: Irrigation restrictions from Stage 1; $10 emergency surcharge per CcF over allocation

To learn more, please click here to visit the Drought Page of our website.

Office Photo Barstow

Golden State Water currently serves approximately 8,800 customers in Barstow. We are proud to be the community’s water service provider since 1929.

 Office Location
Barstow CSA
1521 E. Main Street
Barstow, CA 92311
General Manager: Perry Dahlstrom
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding holidays 
 
Average Monthly Residential Water Usage in Barstow
  • Water delivered to customers in the Barstow System is groundwater pumped from the Mojave River Basin-Centro Sub-Basin, which is the center of the Mojave Basin extending northwesterly and southeasterly from the Mojave River.
  • The average monthly residential water usage in Golden State Water’s Region 3 Service Area is approximately 12 Ccf, or the equivalent of 1,200 cubic feet or 8,976 gallons. This is driven primarily by larger homes and more outdoor water use.

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.

  • Golden State Water plans more than $5.8 million in local improvements in 2016.
  • The 2016 investments include water supply enhancements, distribution and ongoing improvements designed to replace old meters, mains and safety equipment.
  • Learn More.

Local News & Updates

CPUC Issues Final Decision for 2016-18 General Rate Case

On Dec. 21, the California Public Utilities Commission issued its Final Decision for the 2016-18 General Rate Case.

Click here to learn more and read the full decision.

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Golden State Water Donates Turkeys to Mountain District Non-Profits

Golden State Water was pleased to partner with local elected officials and community leaders to distribute turkeys in the Mountain Desert District through Operation Gobble.

Click here to read more or to watch the video about Operation Gobble, click here.

New Water Main and Fire Hydrants in Barstow Heights Neighborhood
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Golden State Water would like to alert customers in the Barstow Heights neighborhood of the installation of a new water main, service laterals, and fire hydrants taking place from Nov. 7 2016 – April. 2017

Click here to learn more.