Central Basin East

Central Basin East

Overview

Golden State Water is committed to serving nearly 20,000 customers in the Central Basin East Service Area, including portions of Artesia, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Lakewood, Long Beach, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, and adjacent county territory. We’ve been serving high-quality, reliable water to the area for more than 80 years.

Two water systems serve the Central Basin East CSA. Water delivered to customers in the Artesia System is a blend of groundwater pumped from the Central Groundwater Basin. Water delivered through the Norwalk System is a blend of groundwater pumped from the Colorado River Aqueduct and the State Water Project.

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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, 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 Central Basin East Customer Service Area would see a monthly bill increase of $0.171 per 748 gallons (1 Ccf), or approximately 2.8 percent, during the 12-month amortization period.
  • Effective June 8, 2019, an average residential customer in the Central Basin East Customer Service Area with a 5/8 x 3/4” meter using 9 Ccf per month would see a monthly bill increase of $3.29 from $51.17 to $54.46 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 3.94% 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 $11.4 million in infrastructure improvements are planned for 2020 in the Central Basin East service area.

The 2020 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 2020.

Current & Upcoming Projects

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Aloha Elementary School Main Replacement
214th street between Haston Place & Rossford Ave., Lakewood, CA.

Investment:
$415,200

Project Timeline:
October 5, 2020 – November 2020

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (excluding holidays)
7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 1,100 feet of pipeline
  • Install 3 fire hydrants
  • Install 16 services

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.

Studebaker Well No. 3
Near the intersection of Studebaker Road and Cecilia Street

Investment:
$1.132 million

Next Phase:
Aug. 15, 2019 – Oct. 27, 2020

Working Hours:
TBD

Construction crews will work to:

  • Construct new groundwater well
  • Install a new pump and motor

This project will provide a new groundwater source for the local water system and ensure Golden State Water can continue providing reliable water service to local customers.

Recently Completed Projects

outline of Valley View Main Replacement Project

Valley View Main Replacement
City of Norwalk: Valley View Avenue from Imperial Highway to Saranac Drive

Project Timeline:
March 13, 2020 – May 7, 2020

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (excluding holidays)
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 1,400 feet of pipeline
  • Install 4 fire hydrants

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