Barstow

Barstow

Overview

Golden State Water currently serves approximately 8,800 customers in Barstow. We are proud to be the community’s water service provider since 1929.

Water delivered to customers in the Barstow System is groundwater pumped from the Mojave River Basin-Centro Sub-Basin, which is the center of the Mojave Basin extending northwesterly and southeasterly from the Mojave River.

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Drought

Golden State Water has activated its Staged Mandatory Water Conservation & Rationing (Schedule 14.1) filings that outline restrictions, water allocations, enforcement measures and surcharges designed to achieve reductions due to water supply shortages or to achieve identified water usage goals established by an authorized government agency or official. 

The Barstow community is in Stage 2 as of June 26, 2022. Under this stage, all outdoor irrigation is limited to two days per week. Outdoor irrigation is allowed only after 7PM and before 8AM, according to the schedule below.

Golden State Water customers who do not meet the Stage 2 mandatory 20% reduction in water use may be charged a drought surcharge of up to $2.50 per Ccf (or 748 gallons) for all usage in excess of the customer’s usage allocation. While Golden State Water is not currently implementing surcharges, we are closely monitoring water supply conditions and customer water usage and may implement surcharges if it becomes necessary to spur action and additional conservation.

Addresses Ending In Watering Days
Even Numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, 8)

Sunday, Wednesday

Odd Numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9)

Tuesday, Saturday

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Rates

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.

  • On July 15, 2020, Golden State Water filed a GRC application for the years 2022, 2023 and 2024. Learn more: 2022-24 GRC Fact Sheet
  • Effective Sept. 27, 2019, an average residential customer in the Barstow Customer Service Area would see a monthly bill increase of $0.007 per 748 gallons (1 Ccf), or approximately 0.1 percent, during the 12-month amortization period.
  • Effective June 8, 2019, an average residential customer in the Barstow Customer Service Area with a 5/8 x 3/4” meter using 9 Ccf per month would see a monthly bill decrease of $0.83 from $48.94 to $48.11 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. (EnglishSpanish)
  • On July 1, 2018, local water rates decreased by 3.21% to pass cost savings from the new lower federal corporate income tax requirement through to customers. Click here to learn more.

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Capital Projects

More than $8.9 million in infrastructure improvements are planned for 2022 in the Barstow service area.

The 2022 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 2022.

Current & Upcoming Projects

Irwin Transmission Main Project
Irwin Road from Gabilan Street to Barstow Road

Project Timeline:
December 20, 2021 – Late January 2022

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 5,700 ft. of new water pipe

View the construction notice.

Recently Completed Projects

outline of Crooks Ave Barstow Project

Barstow
Crooks Ave. and Pierce Ave.

Project Timeline:
July 5, 2017 – August 18, 2017

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 1,700 ft. of new water pipe
  • Install 10 new service lines
  • Install 4 fire hydrants

View the construction notice.
 

outline of Barstow Avenues A, B & C Project

Ave. A, Ave. B, & Ave. C
Between Flora Ave. and Keith St.

Project Timeline:
May 8, 2017 – June 20, 2017

Working Hours:
7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 450 ft. of new water pipe
  • Install 5 new service lines
  • Install 1 fire hydrant

View the construction notice.
 

outline of Barstow Heights Project

Barstow Heights
Highview Ave., N St. and O St.

Project Timeline:
November 7, 2016 – mid-April 2017

Working Hours:
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 11,500 ft. of new water pipe
  • Install 72 new service lines
  • Install 13 fire hydrants

View the construction notice.
 

outline of Barstow Rimrock Rd Project

Barstow
Rimrock Rd., Armory Rd., G St. and D St.

Project Timeline:
September 9, 2016 – January 2017

Working Hours:
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 11,500 ft. of new water pipe
  • Install 78 new service lines
  • Install 12 fire hydrants

View the construction notice.