Golden State Water provides reliable, high-quality drinking water to approximately 16,200 customers in the Arden Cordova Customer Service Area (CSA), which includes portions of Rancho Cordova, Gold River and Arden Manor.

Water supply includes groundwater pumped from the Sacramento Valley Groundwater Basin through Golden State Water’s wells, and surface water from the American River that is treated at the Coloma Water Treatment Plant.

To view Golden State Water’s 2019 holiday schedule, click here.

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 Arden Cordova Customer Service Area with a 5/8 x 3/4” meter, using 10,472 gallons (1,400 cubic feet or 14 Ccf) of water per month, would see a monthly bill increase of $2.94 from $29.82 to $32.76 compared to 2016 (excluding any applicable surcharges).
  • Effective July 1, 2018, local water rates will decrease by 2.88% (metered customers) and 2.86% (flat-rate customers) to pass cost savings from the new lower federal corporate income tax requirement through to customers. Click here to learn more.
  • 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 $6.8 million in infrastructure improvements are planned for 2018 in the Arden Cordova service area.

The 2018 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 2018.

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 More Than 8,000 Turkeys Through Operation Gobble

Happy turkey wearing Pilgrim-style hat with hashtag Operation Gobble written across his chest. During the month of November 2018, Golden State Water donated more than 8,000 turkeys through Operation Gobble to help families and individuals with limited resources.

Click here to learn more.

Customer Update: Coloma Surface Water Treatment Plant Shut Down
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Effective Nov. 15, Golden State Water has temporarily shut down its Coloma Surface Water Treatment Plant as part of its annual routine maintenance schedule.

Click here to learn more.

Customer Alert: Be Aware Of Utility Scams
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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 Files To Decrease Local Water Rates
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Golden State Water recently filed to decrease local water rates by 2.86% for flat-rate customers and 2.88% for metered customers to pass cost savings from the new lower federal corporate income tax requirement through to customers.

Click here to learn more.