Income eligible households who need financial assistance for unpaid rent and utilities will be able to apply for help through the CA COVID‐19 Rent Relief program. If you have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID‐19, have past due rent or utilities, and have a household income that is not more than 80% of the area median income, you may be eligible to receive help to pay past due or future rent and utilities from the state of California.
Golden State Water recognizes that some customers may have difficulty covering expenses, and proudly offers a monthly credit for low-income customers who qualify for the California Alternate Rates for Water (CARW) program.
Customers who participate in the California Alternative Rates for Energy (CARE) program would also qualify for the monthly water bill credit and are encouraged to enroll by submitting a signed CARW application (/ ) with a copy of their current utility bill showing CARE eligibility to Golden State Water. Qualifying customers not currently enrolled in CARE should submit a completed and signed CARW application to Golden State Water.
Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water) has an Emergency Disaster Relief Program that provides protections for residential and small business customers impacted by a public health emergency, wildfire or other natural disaster. The program complies with California Public Utilities Commission Resolution No. M-4833 and Decision No. 19-07-015.
If you or your spouse is called to full-time active military service by the President of the United States or the Governor of California during a time of declared national or state emergency or war, you may apply for a 180-day period shut-off protection for residential water service. The MFRP only defers the time of payment of all water charges and does not waive or cancel them.
to apply for the MFRP at your residence, and submit it to the Golden State Water Company. You will receive the MFRP shutoff protection benefit after Golden State Water Company receives, verifies and approves your completed and signed application.