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 Sept. 27, 2019, an average metered customer in the Arden Cordova Customer Service Area would see a monthly bill increase of $0.069 per 748 gallons (1 Ccf), or approximately 2.4 percent, during the 24-month amortization period, and an average flat rate customer in the Arden Cordova Customer Service Area would see a monthly bill increase of $2.13, or approximately 2.4 percent, during the 24-month amortization period.
  • Effective June 8, 2019, an average residential customer in the Arden Cordova Customer Service Area with a 5/8 x 3/4” meter using 13 Ccf per month would see a monthly bill increase of $4.72 from $30.47 to $35.19 compared to 2018 (excluding any applicable surcharges).
  • On May 30, 2019, Golden State Water’s GRC was approved by the State of California to set water rates for 2019, 2020 and 2021 and authorize infrastructure investments for the local system. New rates were implemented effective June 8, 2019. Learn more here. (English | Spanish)
  • On July 1, 2018, local water rates decreased 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 plans to invest approximately $115 million companywide for infrastructure projects in 2019, because proactive system maintenance is critical to protecting water service now and for future generations.

More than $5.9 million in infrastructure improvements are planned for 2019 in the Arden Cordova service area.

The 2019 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 2019.

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

Customer Update: Coloma Treatment Plant Shut Down

On Oct. 24, Golden State Water temporarily shut down the Coloma Surface Water Treatment Plant that serves the Cordova System as part of its annual routine maintenance schedule.

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Golden State Water Company Kicks Off Summer Water-Use Efficiency Campaign

Golden State Water is reminding Californians to use water responsibly this summer.

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Golden State Water to Begin Fluoridation of Arden Water System

Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water) will begin fluoridating the Arden Water System.

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General Rate Case For 2019-21 Approved; New Rates Take Effect June 8, 2019

On May 30, 2019, Golden State Water’s General Rate Case (GRC) was approved by the State of California to set water rates for 2019, 2020 and 2021 and authorize infrastructure investments for the local system. New rates will be implemented on June 8, 2019.

Click here to learn more.