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.

To view Golden State Water’s 2019 holiday schedule, please 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 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. (English | Spanish)
  • 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.
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 $15.5 million in infrastructure improvements are planned for 2019 in the Barstow 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

Local CSA Offices Temporarily Closed, Moratorium Activated on Residential Service Disconnections

Golden State Water has temporarily closed local CSA offices and implemented a temporary moratorium on residential service disconnections for non-payment.

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Customer Alert: Be Aware Of Utility Scams
Customer using cell phone with words "scam alert" written along the bottom of the image.

Golden State Water encourages customers to be alert of utility scams.

Click here are some general tips to help you avoid becoming a victim.

Disaster Relief Customer Protections

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.

Click here to learn more.