Golden State Water Company always encourages customers to use water efficiently, and has developed the above video to share information about California’s drought emergency and tips to help customers improve water-use efficiency at their homes and businesses.

Golden State Water also offers an online option to report water waste in your community, and shares resources, tools and information on the water-use efficiency pages of its website.

 

California’s Potable Water Waste Restrictions

On May 9, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown issued an Executive Order that permanently prohibits the following practices that waste potable water:

  • Hosing off sidewalks, driveways and other hardscapes.
  • Washing a motor vehicle with a hose, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle.
  • Operating a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is part of a recirculating system.
  • Watering outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes excess runoff, or within 48 hours following measurable precipitation.
  • Irrigating with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians.

Violation of any of these prohibited or restricted water-use activities may be subject to a fine for each day in which the violation occurs. A public agency representative may issue a citation in accordance with locally adopted municipal codes, adopted ordinances, or in cooperation with Golden State Water.

 

Local Drought/Conservation Standards

Golden State Water has implemented local conservation standards for its water systems, reflecting the State Water Board’s revised emergency regulations that were issued on May 18, 2016. Many of Golden State Water’s systems now have voluntary conservation goals, while others (Nipomo, Cypress Ridge) remain in mandatory conservation due to local water supply conditions.

The new conservation standards are 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.

The conservation standards are the result of Golden State Water advocating on behalf of our customers and verifying drought supply reliability, considering a three-dry-year scenario based on hydrology of the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 water years and demand from 2013-14. Standards could be revised pending the State Water Board’s verification of self-certification data and developments related to local water supply conditions and conservation.

Our customers have done a tremendous job conserving during this drought, and we encourage the local community to continue using water responsibly and keep existing conservation momentum, as the state will likely consider new conservation regulations in 2017.

While some parts of the state received much-needed relief from dry conditions during the winter and spring months, California remains in a drought emergency and we must remain committed to conservation to ensure sufficient water supplies are available when needed.

Golden State Water will continue to monitor and assess the conditions and implement measures as appropriate to ensure we maintain water reliability and sustainability.

 

VOLUNTARY CONSERVATION STANDARDS BY WATER SYSTEM
Northern District   Reduction
Goal
Watering Days (Even) Watering Days (Odd)
Arden: Arden Manor  25% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Bay Point   12% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Clearlake   8% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Cordova: Gold River, Rancho Cordova 32% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Coastal District    Reduction
Goal
Watering Days (Even) Watering Days (Odd)
Cypress Ridge (formerly Rural Water Co.)  36%^ Mon, Thu Tue, Fri
Edna: Edna Valley  50% Wed, Sun Tue, Sat
Lake Marie: Lake Marie, Santa Maria  25%  Mon, Thu, Sat Tue, Fri, Sun
Los Osos  2x per week irrigation Wed, Sun Tue, Sat
Nipomo 36%^ Mon, Thu Tue, Fri
Ojai 2x per week irrigation Mon, Thu Tue, Fri
Orcutt 31% Mon, Thu, Sat Tue, Fri, Sun
Simi Valley 22% Mon, Thu, Sat Tue, Fri, Sun
Sisquoc  25% Mon, Thu, Sat Tue, Fri, Sun
Tanglewood 25% Mon, Thu, Sat Tue, Fri, Sun
Central District   Reduction
Goal
Watering Days (Even) Watering Days (Odd)
Artesia: Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood and Long Beach 9% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Bell-Bell Gardens: Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy 8% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Culver City  16% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Florence-Graham: Huntington Park 8% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Hollydale: Hollydale, Paramount, Southgate 8% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Norwalk: La Mirada, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Whittier, Downey 8% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Willowbrook 8%   Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Southwest District   Reduction
Goal 
Watering Days (Even) Watering Days (Odd)
Southwest: Athens, Carson, Compton, Del Aire, El Camino Village, El Segundo, Gardena, Gardena Heights, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Redondo Beach, Torrance 9% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Orange County District   Reduction
Goal 
Watering Days (Even) Watering Days (Odd)
Cowan Heights: Cowan Heights, Lemon Heights, North Tustin Hills, Orange, Santa Ana 29% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Placentia: Placentia, Yorba Linda  17% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
West Orange: Cypress, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Stanton  9% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Foothill District   Reduction
Goal 
Watering Days (Even) Watering Days (Odd)
Claremont: Claremont, Montclair, Pomona, Upland TBD TBD TBD
San Dimas: Charter Oak, Covina, Glendora, La Verne, San Dimas, Walnut  26% Mon, Thu, Sat Tue, Fri, Sun
South Arcadia: El Monte, Irwindale, Monrovia, Temple City  22% Mon, Thu, Sat Tue, Fri, Sun
South San Gabriel: Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel  10% Mon, Thu, Sat Tue, Fri, Sun
Mountain-Desert District Reduction
Goal 
Watering Days (Even) Watering Days (Odd)
 Apple Valley: Apple Valley, Lucerne Valley   20% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
 Barstow  20% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
 Calipatria: Calipatria, Niland 20% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
 Morongo Valley 20% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
 Wrightwood 20% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
 ^ denotes mandatory reduction

 

Staged Mandatory Water Conservation And Rationing (Schedule 14.1)

To address the ongoing drought emergency and need to conserve water, Golden State Water filed Advice Letters with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to activate Staged Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing (Schedule 14.1).

The Staged Mandatory Water Conservation & Rationing (Schedule 14.1) filings outline restrictions, water allocations, enforcement measures and surcharges designed to achieve reductions due to water supply shortages or to achieve identified water usage goals established by an authorized government agency or official.

The CPUC approved for all Golden State Water systems to implement Stage 1, effective July 1, 2015. Customers will be notified by mail if their water system moves beyond Stage 1.

Please select your community from the dropdown menu below to view the current Stage and water restrictions in your area.

Please select your community from the dropdown menu below to view the complete Staged Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing (Schedule 14.1) filing.

STAGED MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION AND RATIONING 
 STAGE 1
  • Outdoor irrigation limited to three days per week, assigned by address.
         (Two days per week for Cypress Ridge, Edna Road, Los Osos, Nipomo and Ojai customers)
  • All outdoor irrigation must occur before 8 am or after 7 pm, should not exceed 10 minutes per station.
         (Claremont customers: before 9 am or after 5 pm)

NOTE: If conditions warrant, Golden State Water may change the number of outdoor irrigation days and/or the specific days.

STAGE 2
  • Outdoor irrigation restrictions from Stage 1
  • $2.50 emergency surcharge per CcF over allocation
STAGE 3
  • Outdoor irrigation restrictions from Stage 1
  • $5 emergency surcharge per CcF over allocation
STAGE 4
  • Outdoor irrigation restrictions from Stage 1
  • $10 emergency surcharge per CcF over allocation
STAGE 5
  • All outdoor use of potable water is prohibited
  • $10 emergency surcharge per CcF over allocation
  • All single-family residential customers will receive allocations based on four-person household (8 CcF per monthly billing/16 CcF per bi-monthly)

NOTE: If required, Stage 5 would only apply for the following service areas: Apple Valley, Arden Cordova, Bay Point, Calipatria, Clearlake, Los Osos, Morongo Valley, Ojai, Santa Maria, Simi Valley, Wrightwood

Allocations: Allocations are determined by subtracting the reduction percentage mandated by the State Water Resources Control Board from the customer’s 2013 usage during same month in 2013. Allocation information will be mailed directly to customers, or personal 2013 usage data can be requested here. No allocations will be lower than 8 Ccf per month/16 CcF per bi-monthly, and customers can click here  to appeal their allocation (once their local system has reached Stage 2).

Enforcement: Failure to comply with the Staged Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing (Schedule 14.1) restrictions could result in a written warning, installation of a flow restrictor for a minimum of seven days (fees for installation/removal), or termination of water service.

Additional Information: Please visit our Q&A Page or call our 24-hour Customer Service Center at (800) 999-4033 with any questions you may have about the Staged Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing (Schedule 14.1) filing for your area.

Public Meetings: Golden State Water Company hosted public meetings throughout our service areas to provide customers with information regarding Staged Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing (Schedule 14.1). The public meetings also addressed statewide and local water-use regulations and resources available to improve water-use efficiency at your home or business.

 

Water Supply and Demand Data (Self-Certification)

On June 22, 2016, Golden State Water submitted its self-certification data on local water supply, anticipated demand and conservation strategies to the State Water Board to comply with the revised emergency regulations that were issued by the state on May 18, 2016. This data considers a three-dry-year scenario based on hydrology of the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 water years and demand from 2013-14.

 

WATER SUPPLY AND DEMAND DATA
(Self-Certification / Stress Test)
Water System   Annual Potable Demand (Acre Feet) Total Available Supply (Acre Feet) Projected Surplus View Self-Certification Report
Artesia 5661.70 AF 9557 AF  Yes Click Here
Barstow 6235.65 AF 26292 AF Yes  Click Here 
Bay Point 1977.80 AF 2357 AF Yes  Click Here
Bell-Bell Gardens 5106.50 AF  9664 AF Yes Click Here
Claremont   11328.35 AF 12338 AF Yes  Click Here
Cordova 15174.10 AF 33873 AF Yes  Click Here
Cowan Heights   2877.15 AF 2902 AF Yes Click Here
Culver City 5712.15 AF 6632 AF Yes Click Here
Florence-Graham    5087.60 AF 8421 AF Yes  Click Here
Norwalk 4830.25 AF 8053 AF Yes  Click Here
Orcutt 7607.15 AF 16418 AF  Yes  Click Here
Placentia 7551.85 AF 7569 AF Yes  Click Here
South Arcadia 3579.00 AF 3579 AF Yes  Click Here
South San Gabriel 2675.85 AF 6347 AF Yes  Click Here
San Dimas 12299.55 AF 12822 AF Yes Click Here
Simi Valley 7321.65 AF 7307 AF Yes  Click Here
Southwest 29282.65 AF 44086 AF Yes Click Here
West Orange 16178.75 AF 16179 AF Yes  Click Here
* AF = Acre Feet (325,851 gallons/435.599 Ccf) 
**Links to reports will be available shortly

 

Water-Use Efficiency Resources

Conservation Rebates & Programs

Conservation Tips & Resources

Conservation Partners

Golden Rules For Conservation (videos)

Report Water Waste

 

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