Golden State Water is committed to serving nearly 20,000 customers in the Central Basin East Service Area, including portions of Artesia, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Lakewood, Long Beach, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, and adjacent county territory. We’ve been serving high-quality, reliable water to the area for more than 80 years.

Two water systems serve the Central Basin East CSA. Water delivered to customers in the Artesia System is a blend of groundwater pumped from the Central Groundwater Basin. Water delivered through the Norwalk System is a blend of groundwater pumped from the Colorado River Aqueduct and the State Water Project.

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 Central Basin East Customer Service Area with a 5/8 x 3/4” meter, using 7,480 gallons (1,000 cubic feet or 10 Ccf) of water per month, would see a monthly bill decrease of $1.68 from $56.33 to $54.65 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 and the GRC, please click here.
  • To review frequently asked questions about the GRC, read our fact sheet. English | Spanish

More than $7.3 million in infrastructure improvements are planned for 2017 in the Central Basin East 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.

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Central Basin East Infrastructure Projects

Proactive system maintenance has always been an emphasis for Golden State Water, and we continually invest to improve our water systems by upgrading supply, treatment and delivery systems in all service territories.

Click here to view current and completed projects.

Golden State Water Releases Annual Water Quality Reports for 2016

Golden State Water recently released its Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR), highlighting that water quality across our 39 water systems met all state and federal standards throughout 2016. Read more.

Click here to view the CCR for your community.

Golden State Water Proudly Sponsors Whittier Pony 5U All-Stars Golden

Golden State Water is proud to sponsor the Whittier Pony 5U All-Stars this year in the team’s pursuit of back-to-back World Series appearances.

Click here to learn more.

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