Important Drought Notice: The local conservation standard has been adjusted for Golden State Water’s Placentia (Placentia, Yorba Linda) and Cowan Heights (Cowan Heights, Lemon Heights, North Tustin Hills, Orange, Santa Ana) water systems. Customers may now water outdoor landscapes up to three days per week with new voluntary conservation targets.

System Watering Days (Even) Watering Days (Odd) Reduction Goal November Reduction Total Reduction
Placentia Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat 17% 14% 13%
Cowan Heights Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat 29% 19% 22%

* Reductions compared to 2013 usage
Total Reductions: June 1, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017
Chart Key: Meeting Goal / Not Meeting Goal

This conservation standard is 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. These standards could be revised pending the state’s verification of self-certification data and developments related to local water supply conditions and conservation.

Staged Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing

Stage 1 (current stage): Customers may water outdoor landscapes up to three days per week. All watering should occur before 8 am or after 7 pm,  and should not exceed 10 minutes per station.

Stage 2: 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

To learn more, please click here to visit the Drought Page of our website.

Golden State Water has been serving the Placentia area since 1929. We are proud to provide high quality, reliable water service to approximately 15,500 customers in Placentia and portions of Anaheim, Cowan Heights, Lemon Heights, Orange and Yorba Linda.

Office Location
Placentia CSA
500 Cameron Street
Placentia, CA 92870
General Manager: Ken Vecchiarelli
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding holidays
 
Average Monthly Residential Usage in Placentia
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  • The average monthly residential water usage in Golden State Water’s Region 3 Service Area is approximately 12 Ccf, the equivalent of 1,200 cubic feet or 8,976 gallons. This is driven primarily by larger homes and more outdoor water use.
  • Average water bill is currently $48.16, excluding any applicable credits or surcharges.
  • Three water systems serve the Placentia Customer Service Area. Water delivered to customers in the Cowan Heights, Placentia, and Yorba Linda systems is a blend of groundwater pumped from the Orange County Groundwater Basin, and imported water from the Colorado River Aqueduct and the State Water Project (imported and distributed by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California).

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.

  • Golden State Water plans to invest more than $7.2 million dollars in local infrastructure improvements in 2016.
  • The 2016 investments include water supply enhancements, distribution and ongoing improvements designed to replace old meters, mains and safety equipment.
  • Learn more.

 

Local News & Updates

CPUC Issues Final Decision for 2016-18 General Rate Case

On Dec. 21, the California Public Utilities Commission issued its Final Decision for the 2016-18 General Rate Case.

Click here to learn more and read the full decision.

Read the Latest Edition of Waterways
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Golden State Water Donates Turkeys to Orange County District Non-Profits

Golden State Water was pleased to partner with local elected officials and community leaders to distribute turkeys in the Orange County District through Operation Gobble.

Click here to read more or to watch the video about Operation Gobble, click here.

Golden State Water Participates in Tustin Dino Dash
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Golden State Water was proud to sponsor the 26th Annual Dino Dash in Tustin on Saturday, Nov 6th, 2016.

Click here for more information.