Golden State Water has proudly provided high-quality, reliable water to the Southwest Customer Service Area 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.

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 State Water Project (imported and distributed by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California).

As a regulated utility, Golden State Water’s rates are determined by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) through a General Rate Case (GRC) to ensure customers receive a fair rate for reliable, quality water service.

  • Effective April 20, 2017, an average residential customer in the Southwest Customer Service Area with a 5/8 x 3/4” meter, using 7,480 gallons (1,000 cubic feet or 10 Ccf) of water per month, would see a monthly bill decrease of $1.68 from $56.33 to $54.65 compared to 2016 (excluding any applicable surcharges).
  • Golden State Water’s rates for 2016, 2017 and 2018 were approved by the CPUC in March 2017. The GRC approval was originally expected prior to Jan. 1, 2016, and the delayed approval prevented Golden State Water from implementing the new rates for 2016 on schedule (2015 rates remained in place during the delay period).
  • For additional information on local water rates, please click here. To review frequently asked questions about water rates, read our fact sheet. English | Spanish
  • For additional information on proposed water rates for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021, please click here.

More than $14.8 million in infrastructure improvements are planned for 2017 in the Southwest service area.

The 2017 investments include water supply enhancements, distribution and ongoing improvements designed to replace old meters, mains and safety equipment. Click here to learn more and access a list of projects planned for 2017.

To view current and completed projects in your area, click here.

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.

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.

Local News & Updates

Golden State Water Donates Turkeys to Southwest District Non-Profits Through Operation Gobble

During the Thanksgiving holiday season, Golden State Water worked in partnership with elected officials and community leaders to distribute more than 7,700 turkeys through the Operation Gobble program.

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Customer Alert: Be Aware Of Utility Scams

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

Click here are some general tips to help you avoid becoming a victim.

Golden State Water Attends 22nd Annual South Bay Workforce Investment Board Award Ceremony

Golden State Water was honored to attend the 22nd Annual South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) Award Ceremony on Oct. 12 at Torrance Marriott South Bay.

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Golden State Water Participates in Compton Disaster Preparedness Coalition’s Prepare-a-Thon

Golden State Water was proud to attend the Compton Disaster Preparedness Coalition’s Prepare-a-thon at Compton College on Sept. 23 to help raise disaster awareness

Click here to learn more.