Golden State Water Hosts Claremont Community Meeting

On Nov. 19, Golden State Water Company hosted a Customer Information Meeting for residents to learn more about the water system, rates and to hear from Dr. Rodney T. Smith about why an attempted acquisition by the city will result in significantly higher water bills.


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 Residential Water Usage in Claremont
  • Average monthly usage of all residential customers in Claremont in 2010 was 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.
  • 54% of all Claremont Residential customers used an average of 20 Ccf or less per month.
  • Claremont uses 1.7 million more gallons of water per day than the nearby city of Upland and 2.7 million gallons more than LaVerne.
  • Forty (40) percent of customers use more than 14,960 gallons including the top five percent of users, which individually consume more than 37,401 gallons or more per month or 2.75 times more than the Southern California average.
  • Golden State Water imports 36 percent of Claremont’s water to meet demand.
  • 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.

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.
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  • 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 to Distribute Free Rain Barrels
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Golden State Water will be distributing free rain barrels to customers on Nov. 22. Register and learn more about this offer by clicking here.

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Golden State Water Company Notice of Application for 2014 General Rate Case

Click here to view the public Notice of Application for your service area.

Click here to view the customer Notice of Application for your service area. 

Golden State Water’s Agreement with Claremont Affordable Water Advocates

news&updatesGolden State Water’s Memorandum of Understanding with Claremont Affordable Water Advocates represents the best alternative to a costly and unwarranted eminent domain takeover.

Read the 20-point agreement here.