Due to local conditions, Ojai customers are in Stage 3 of Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing (Schedule 14.1) and have been assigned allocations for each billing period to achieve a 30% reduction, compared to 2013. Outdoor irrigation is limited to one day per week, as noted below. Click here to review the conservation requirements implemented on Nov. 4, 2016.

System Watering Days (Even) Watering Days (Odd) Reduction Goal February
Reduction
Total Reduction
Ojai Sun Sat 30% (M) 44% 33%

* Reductions compared to 2013 usage
** (M) denotes mandatory conservation, effective Nov. 11, 2016

Total Reductions: June 1, 2016 – Apr. 16, 2017
Chart Key: Meeting Goal / Not Meeting Goal

Staged Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing

Stage 1: Customers must limit outdoor irrigation to one day per week. All watering should occur before 8 am or after 7 pm,  and should not exceed the guideline of 10 minutes per station.
Stage 2: Irrigation restrictions from Stage 1; $2.50 emergency surcharge per CcF over 20% allocation
Stage 3 (current stage): Irrigation restrictions from Stage 1; $5 emergency surcharge per CcF over 30% allocation
Stage 4: Irrigation restrictions from Stage 1; $10 emergency surcharge per CcF over 40% 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)

Click here to view the City of Ojai’s protest to Stage 3 (submitted to CPUC, 10/25/16).
Click here to view Golden State Water’s response (submitted to CPUC, 11/1/16).
Click here to view the CPUC’s response (submitted to City of Ojai, 11/4/16)
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 and its employees have been proudly serving and supporting Ojai since 1929. We are a founding member of the Ojai Chamber of Commerce and Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency. We currently serve approximately 2,900 connections in Ojai, operate five wells and 46 miles of pipeline, and hold 1900 acre feet of water rights. With six local employees who contribute nearly a century of experience in water, we strive to provide the best quality water and customer service for our customers.

Office Location
Ojai CSA
408 Bryant Circle, Suite G
Ojai, CA 93023
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 Ojai

  • The average residential customer in the Ojai CSA with a 5/8 x 3/4” meter, using 9,724 gallons (1,300 cubic feet or 13 Ccf) of water per month.
  • Effective April 20, 2017, the average water bill will be $114.85 excluding any applicable surcharges.
  • Water delivered to Ojai System customers is groundwater from the Ojai Valley Groundwater Basin. The basin is bounded on the north by Black Mountain, the Topatopa Mountains on the east, the Sulphur Mountain Range on the south and the rock formations of the Santa Ynez Mountains elsewhere. The basin is recharged by snow and rainfall percolation, as well as return flows from agriculture and domestic use. Golden State Water has the ability to supplement supplies with treated surface water purchased from Casitas Municipal Water District.

 

Proactive system maintenance has always been an emphasis for Golden State Water, and we continually invest to improve our water systems by upgrading both treatment and delivery systems in all service territories.

Local News & Updates

Scam Alert: When in Doubt, Request an ID or Contact Golden State Water

Golden State Water encourages customers to be alert of utility scams.

Click here to learn more.

Drought’s Impact on Water Bills – FAQ About the WRAM/MCBA
Picture of reservoir showing drought conditions

California’s drought emergency has impacted all water customers and utilities throughout the state.

Click here to learn more about the drought’s impact on water bills and the WRAM/MCBA balancing accounts.

Golden State Water Appoints Mark Zimmer as General Manager of Coastal District

GSWC logoGolden State Water Company recently appointed Mark Zimmer to the position of General Manager for its Coastal District.

Click here to read more.

Golden State Water Launches Golden Lawn Contest
#GoGoldCA

Golden State Water and Save Our Water are teaming up to host a “Golden Lawn Contest” to further promote outdoor conservation by highlighting customers who have limited or stopped irrigating their lawns during the month of September.

Click here to enter and for contest guidelines!