Calipatria

Calipatria

Overview

Golden State Water provides reliable, high-quality drinking water to over 1,000 customers in the Calipatria Customer Service Area (CSA), which includes all or portions Calipatria, Niland, and some adjacent Imperial County territory.

Water bills for Calipatria CSA customers are issued monthly.

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Conservation

Following several months of storms bringing much-needed snow and rain to California, conditions have dramatically changed for many parts of the State. In response, Governor Newsom has rolled back some drought emergency provisions that are no longer needed while maintaining other measures that support regions and communities still facing water supply challenges.

Effective Sunday, May 14, 2023, Golden State Water Company modified outdoor watering restrictions to allow for watering up to three days per week. Given that water conditions will continue to evolve, customers are encouraged to use water wisely and only use what is needed.

Golden State Water is recommending customers limit outdoor irrigation between the hours of 7 PM and 8 AM per the following schedule:

Addresses Ending In: Watering Days:
Even Numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) Sunday, Wednesday, Friday
Odd Numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
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Rates

As a regulated utility, every three years 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. New rates allow for investments to avoid the costly and sometimes dangerous effects of deferring maintenance or delaying the replacement of aging infrastructure.

2020 GRC (2023 Rates)

Effective July 31, 2023, the California Public Utilities Commission approved the 2020 GRC which includes new rates to ensure the safety and dependability of your local water system. Click here to learn more. Learn more about the rate-making process and localized information on new rates and investments in the 2020-24 Investments/Rates Fact Sheet

  • The average residential customer in the Calipatria Customer Service Area with a 5/8 x 3/4” meter using 8,976 gallons (1,200 cubic feet or 12 Ccf) per month will see their monthly bill increase from $66.55 to $74.10 (excluding any applicable surcharges)
  • The average commercial customer in the Calipatria Customer Service Area with a 5/8 X 3/4” meter using 49,368 gallons (6,600 cubic feet or 66 Ccf) per month will see their monthly bill increase from $301.20 to $335.09 (excluding any applicable surcharges). 

2023 GRC (2025 Rates)

As required by the CPUC every three years, in August of 2023, Golden State Water Company filed its 2023 General Rate Case (GRC) with the California Public Utilities Commission. This rate plan proposes local infrastructure investments and water rates for the years 2025, 2026 and 2027. Any adjustments to current rates will not go into effect until January 2025, at the earliest. Click here to learn more. Learn more about the rate-making process and localized information on new rates and investments in the 2025-27 Proposed Investments/Rates Fact Sheet. View the Spanish version: 2025-27 Proposed Investments/Rates Fact Sheet (Spanish).

  • The average residential customer with a 5/8 X 3/4” meter using 8,228 gallons (1,100 cubic feet or 11 Ccf) per month will see their 2023 monthly bill increase from $69.49 to $86.79 in 2025, at the earliest (excluding any applicable surcharges).
  • The average commercial customer with a 5/8 X 3/4” meter using 51,612 gallons (6,900 cubic feet or 69 Ccf) per month will see their 2023 monthly bill increase from $348.93 to $440.15 in 2025, at the earliest (excluding any applicable surcharges).

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Capital Projects

GRC 2020 General Case (2022-24)

The rates approved for years 2022-24 invest over $6 million in the Calipatria Customer Service Area. The new rates are invested in your service area’s new mains, service connections, treatment plant upgrades, and backup power equipment.

GRC 2023 General Case (2025-27)

The rates proposed for 2025-2027 will provide Calipatria and Niland customers with long-term value by investing over $15.4 million in proactive capital investments and maintenance of local water infrastructure essential to delivering and treating local water.   These proposed investments include water distribution projects, structural improvements to several reservoirs essential to the local water supply, upgrading water treatment facilities with new treatment equipment, solar generation equipment, and replacing aging water mains, and water purification and safety equipment. 

Current & Upcoming Projects

Holabird West Tank Rehabilitation

Location:  Holabird Plant - 631 S. Sorensen Ave., Calipatria, CA.

Project Timeline:  January 2024 - July 2024. 

Working Hours: Monday – Friday |  7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(No work on Holidays or Weekends)

Construction crews will work to:

  • Install new tank coating, tank repairs and safety upgrades at the Holabird Plant Tank.

This project will improve the distribution system and ensure Golden State Water can continue providing reliable water service to local customers.

View the Construction Notice.

Recently Completed Projects 

Blair Plant Improvement Project

Location: Blair Booster Station, 7101 Blair Raod, Calipatria , CA (South West Corner of Blair Road and Hoober Road)

Project Timeline: November 2022 - March 2023

Working Hours: Monday – Friday |  7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Install two (2) surge tanks at Golden State Water Company’s Blair Plant.

This project will improve the distribution system and ensure Golden State Water can continue providing reliable water service to local customers.

View the Construction Notice.

Niland Plant Demolition

Location: Niland Plant is located on Cuff Road approximately 1300 south of Highline Canal in the City of Calipatria

Project Timeline:
October 4, 2022 – November 2022

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

Demolish, dig, and backfill within the plant site.

The construction crews will make every effort to keep dust to a minimum.  Please expect an increased level of noise during the construction period.

This project will improve the distribution system and ensure Golden State Water can continue providing reliable water service to local customers.

View the Construction Notice.

Project Map

Brown Ave. Main Replacement
Brown Ave. – E. California St. to Elder St.  

Project Timeline:
Early December 2021 – Late January 2022

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

Install 870 LF of pipeline

Install 2 fire hydrants

Install 8 service lines

This project will improve the distribution system and ensure Golden State Water can continue providing reliable water service to local customers.

View the Construction Notice.