Important Drought Notice: The local conservation standard has been adjusted for Golden State Water’s Southwest water system, which serves the communities of Athens, Carson, Compton, Del Aire, El Camino Village, El Segundo, Gardena, Gardena Heights, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Redondo Beach and Torrance. 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
Southwest Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat 9% 10% 11%

* 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 is proud to be the provider of high quality, reliable water to the area since 1929. We currently serve 54,994 customers in Southwest Los Angeles County, including all of Gardena and Lawndale, and portions of Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Redondo Beach, and unincorporated Athens, Del Aire, El Camino Village, Lennox and Gardena Heights.

Office Location
Southwest CSA
1600 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., #101
Gardena, CA 90247
General Manager: Kate Nutting
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding holidays 

Average Monthly Residential Usage for Southwest

  • The average monthly residential water usage in Golden State Water’s Region 2 Service Area is approximately 11 Ccf, the equivalent of 1,100 cubic feet or 8,228 gallons.
  • Average water bill is currently $52.07, excluding any applicable credits or surcharges.
  • Water delivered to customers in the Southwest System is a blend of groundwater pumped from the West and Central Coast Groundwater Basins 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 $45 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.

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Golden State Water Donates Turkeys to Southwest District Non-Profits

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

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

Golden State Water Open House Rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 14, 2016
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Please be advised that Golden State Water’s informational Open House for its Southwest District has been rescheduled to Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Click here for details.