Golden State Water has proudly served the community of Culver City for more than 80 years. With approximately 9,500 customers, Culver City is one of Golden State Water’s largest Service Areas. Located in western Los Angeles County, the city is known as the “Heart of Screenland” because of the historical role it has played in television and movie making.

The Culver City System serves imported water from the Colorado River Aqueduct and the State Water Project (imported and distributed by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California).

 

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 Culver City 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, 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 $8.8 million in infrastructure improvements are planned for 2017 in the Culver City 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

General Rate Case Update: Culver City

On July 19, 2017, Golden State Water filed its General Rate Case application, proposing rates and infrastructure investments for 2019-21.

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West Basin MWD Offers Free Landscape Surveys And Sprinkler Nozzles

L.I.E.P. (Landscape Irrigation Efficiency Program) into water savings with a FREE irrigation assessment by a certified landscape professional and receive high efficiency sprinkler nozzles installed for FREE.

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Golden State Water Participates in Culver City’s Fiesta La Ballona

Golden State Water was pleased to support this year’s 67th Annual Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City’s annual “Party in the Park,” from August 25-27 at Veterans Park.

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Culver City 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.