Central Basin West

Central Basin West

Overview

Golden State Water is the proud water service provider to approximately 20,000 customers in the Central Basin West Service area, which stretches across South Los Angeles County and includes portions of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Hollydale, Huntington Park, Paramount, South Gate, Vernon, Willowbrook and adjacent county territory.

Four water systems serve the Central Basin West CSA. Water delivered to customers in the Bell/Bell Gardens System, Florence-Graham System and Willowbrook System is a blend of groundwater pumped from the Central Groundwater Basin and imported water from the Colorado River Aqueduct and State Water Project. Water delivered to customers in the Hollydale System is a blend of groundwater pumped from the Central Groundwater Basin.

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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 Central Basin West 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 West 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 $6.5 million in infrastructure improvements are planned for 2020 in the Central Basin West 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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Otis Ave. Area Main Replacement
Otis Ave between Florence Ave and Gage Ave, Prospect Ave & King Ave between Gage Ave and Bell Ave, Nevada St. & Acacia St. between Prospect Ave and Mayflower Ave.

Investment: 
$2,860,000

Project Timeline:
November 30, 2020 – April 30, 2021

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

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install  4,100 feet of 8” new main
  • Install 3,000 feet of 12″ new main
  • Install 15 fire hydrants
  • Install 231 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.

Project Map

Lucille Ave. Area Main Replacement
Lucille Ave, Nevada St, Acacia St, Riverside, Ave, Gifford Ave, and Clarkson Ave.

Investment: 
$1,740,000

Project Timeline:
September 8, 2020 – February 2021

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

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install  4,785 feet of 8” new main
  • Install 14 fire hydrants
  • Install 122 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 .

Sample Station Replacement
Los Angeles, Bell, Bell Gardens and South Gate

Project Timeline:
Feb. 19, 2020 – March 25, 2020

Construction crews will work to replace 30 sample stations.

This project will ensure Golden State Water can continue taking reliable and accurate samples in the local distribution system for water quality testing.

Recently Completed Projects

outline of Hollydale System Project

Main Street Area Main Replacement
Hollydale System

Investment: 
$1,322,500

Project Timeline:
August 16, 2018 – November 2019

Working Hours:
City of South Gate
Monday – Friday (excluding holidays)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

City of Paramount
Monday – Friday (excluding holidays)
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 5,400 feet of pipeline
  • Install 14 fire hydrants
  • Install 122 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.
 

outline of Florence-Graham Project

Florence-Graham
80th St., 82nd Pl., 83rd St., 84th St., 85th St., Beach St., and Bell Ave.

Investment:
$2.17 million

Project Timeline:
August 29, 2018 – December 2018

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 1.26 miles (6,670 LF) of water pipeline
  • Install 12 fire hydrants
  • Install 181 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.
 

outline of previous Florence-Graham Project

Florence-Graham
Nadeau St., 80th St., 81st St., 82nd St., 83rd St., 84th St., 84th Pl., 85th St., Naomi Ave., and Hooper Ave.

Investment:
$4.78 Million

Project Timeline:
Phase I: September 11, 2017 – March 2018
Phase II: November 13, 2017 – May 2018

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 15,650 ft. of new water pipe
  • Install 411 new service lines
  • Install 33 new fire hydrants

View construction notices:
Part 1 and Part 2
 

outline of Bell Ave. Project

Bell
California Ave., Loma Vista Pl., San Luis Ave., Bell Ave. and Corona Ave.

Project Timeline:
January 4, 2017 – late May 2017

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 9,000 ft. of new water pipe
  • Install 17 new fire hydrants
  • Install 242 new service lines