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

Southwest Infrastructure Projects

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

Click here to view current and completed projects.

Golden State Water Donates School Supplies through Operation Backpack

Golden State Water was thrilled to support the Gardena Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Eighth Annual Operation Backpack event on Sunday, August 20.

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Read the Latest Edition of Waterways

Click here to view our latest Waterways Newsletter.

Golden State Water Hosts Gardena Valley Chamber’s Summer Business Mixer

Golden State Water was pleased to host the Gardena Valley Chamber of Commerce’s “Fun in the Sun” Summer Business Mixer on July 13th at Golden State Water’s Southwest Customer Service Area office.

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