2016-18 General Rate Case Update
Golden State Water’s 2016-18 General Rate Case was approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in March 2017 to establish water rates for 2016, 2017 and 2018. Following that approval, the new rates for 2017 were implemented on April 20, 2017.
To learn more about the GRC and new water rates for your area, please select your community from the list below:
The GRC approval was originally expected prior to Jan. 1, 2016; however, was delayed more than 14 months by the CPUC due to factors such as the drought emergency and additional time that was required to adjust usage forecasts reflective of reduced water usage throughout the state.
The lengthy delay prevented Golden State Water from implementing the new rates for 2016 on schedule, and 2015 rates remained in place through the delay period. Golden State Water will be required to balance the difference between the rates customers actually paid during 2016 (2015 rates) and the recently approved 2016 rates. Any over-collected revenue will be refunded to customers, and any under-collected revenue will be recovered through a temporary surcharge.
As a regulated utility, Golden State Water’s rates are determined every three years through a GRC process with the CPUC to ensure customers receive a fair rate for reliable, quality water service. The GRC establishes water rates to reflect the full cost of providing water service, maintaining the infrastructure and making needed system improvements.
Customers interested in reading the Final Decision for Golden State Water’s 2016-18 GRC are encouraged to click here.