Effective April 20, 2017, local water rates will be adjusted per the CPUC’s recent General Rate Case decision for 2016-18.
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 for Los Osos customers.
Due to local conditions, Edna Road customers are in Stage 2 of Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing (Schedule 14.1) and have been assigned allocations for each billing period to achieve a 25% reduction, compared to 2013. Outdoor irrigation is limited to two days per week, as noted below. Click here to review the conservation requirements for Edna Road customers.
|System||Watering Days (Even)||Watering Days (Odd)||Reduction Goal||February Reduction||Total Reduction|
|Edna Road||Wed, Sun||Tue, Sat||25% (M)||44%||37%|
* Reductions compared to 2013 usage
** (M) denotes mandatory conservation, effective Nov. 11, 2016
Total Reductions: June 1, 2016 – April 16, 2017
Chart Key: Meeting Goal / Not Meeting Goal
Stage 1: Customers may water outdoor landscapes up to two days per week. All watering should occur before 8 am or after 7 pm, and should not exceed 10 minutes per station.
Stage 2 (current stage for Edna Road): 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
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 billing)
To learn more, please click here to visit the Drought Page of our website.
For customers in Stage 2 or higher, click here to participate in the Water Conservation School and request a one-time allocation surcharge adjustment or removal of the flow restrictor.
Click here to submit an Allocation Appeal Application.
Golden State Water is proud to be the water provider to the Los Osos community since 1976. We serve approximately 3,300 customers in Edna Road and Los Osos with high quality and reliable water.
1140 Los Olivos Ave
Los Osos, CA 93402
General Manager: Mark Zimmer
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed for lunch from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
Monday – Friday, excluding holidays
Average Monthly Residential usage in Los Osos
- The average residential customer in the Los Osos CSA with a 5/8 x 3/4” meter, using 4,488 gallons (600 cubic feet or 6 Ccf) of water per month.
- Effective April 20, 2017, the average water bill will be $81.96 excluding any applicable surcharges.
- Two water systems serve the Los Osos Customer Service Area. Water delivered to customers in the Edna Road System is groundwater, which is pumped from the Edna Valley Basin through wells operated by Golden State Water. Water delivered to customers in the Los Osos System is groundwater pumped from the Los Osos Valley Groundwater Basin through wells owned and operated by Golden State Water.
- Golden State Water plans to invest more than $3.1 million dollars in local infrastructure improvements in 2017.
- The 2017 investments include water supply enhancements, distribution and ongoing improvements designed to replace old meters, mains and safety equipment.
- Learn more.
Local News & Updates
Click here to view our latest Waterways Newsletter.
On Dec. 21, the California Public Utilities Commission issued its Proposed Decision for the 2016-18 General Rate Case.
Click here to learn more and read the full decision.