Calipatria

Calipatria

Overview

Golden State Water provides reliable, high-quality drinking water to approximately 1,200 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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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 Calipatria 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 Calipatria 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 Calipatria Customer Service Area with a 5/8 x 3/4” meter using 12 Ccf per month would see a monthly bill decrease of $1.16 from $60.23 to $59.07 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 $1.8 million in infrastructure improvements are planned for 2022 in the Calipatria 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

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.

Recently Completed Projects 

This section is currently under construction. Please check regularly for the latest updates!