Important Drought Notice: California is in a drought emergency, and the State Water Resources Control Board has instructed Golden State Water’s Claremont, Montclair, Pomona and Upland customers to reduce water use by 32% compared to 2013.
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|* Actual reductions for period from June 1-July 26 (compared to 2013 usage)
Currently meeting reduction goal
In order to achieve the mandatory reductions established by the State Water Resources Control Board, the following Staged Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing plan has been filed for the local water system.
Current Stage: Stage 1, effective July 1
Stage 1: Outdoor irrigation limited to two days per week, before 9 am or after 5 pm; even addresses on Monday and Thursday, odd addresses on Tuesday and Friday
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.
Golden State Water has proudly served the community of Claremont for more than 80 years. First constructed in the early 1900s, Claremont has a mature water system. Golden State Water has remained committed to quality, investing in the system so that it can reliably serve the approximately 11,000 customers in Claremont, and portions of Montclair, Pomona, and Upland. With 11 local employees serving customers 24/7, Golden State Water is committed to Claremont.Office Location Claremont CSA 915 W Foothill Blvd, Suite E Claremont, CA 91711
- Average monthly usage for residential customers in Claremont is 21 Ccf, the equivalent of 2,100 cubic feet or 15,708 gallons. This is driven primarily by larger homes and more outdoor water use.
- The City’s water comes from two sources. Sixty (60) percent comes from local groundwater supplies, which Golden State Water maintains. The balance is imported from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) via Three Valleys Municipal Water District. Imported water is more expensive than local groundwater as MWD rates have increased by almost 100 percent since 2006.
- Golden State Water imports 36 percent of Claremont’s water to meet demand.
Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP)
UWMPs are prepared to ensure adequate water supplies are available to meet existing and future water demands. Every five years, Golden State Water and all water systems that supply more than 3,000 acre-feet of water per year or serve more than 3,000 connections are required to update their UWMPs. See Golden State Water’s 2010 Claremont UWMP.
- We’ve invested more than $20 million since 2000 to improve capacity, replace aging pipes and mains and to strengthen water quality and reliability.
- Golden State Water plans to invest more than $4.1 million dollars in local infrastructure improvements in 2014.
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- “Experts at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency say cities older than 50 years, like most in the San Gabriel Valley, are entering the Era of Replacement as water systems deteriorate, said Sanjay Gaur, senior manager of Raftelis, a Pasadena-based financial consulting firm Gaur said. “The cost for new pipes, pumps and reservoirs will hit ratepayers’ wallets hard.” Golden State Water has been ahead of the curve, proactively investing to upgrade and improve the Claremont system.
Local News & Updates
Golden State Water was pleased to participate in the Low-Water Landscape Expo on June 14 at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont. The free event provided residents with access to experts and contractors in turf removal, water-efficient irrigation and drought education.
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In recognition of Smart Irrigation Month, Golden State Water is asking customers who have converted lawns to drought-tolerant landscapes to share their photos for a chance to win a $100 credit toward their water bill.
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Golden State Water has received approval from the CPUC to implement Stage 1 of the Staged Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing filing for all water systems, effective July 1.
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