Clearlake

Clearlake

Overview

Golden State Water serves 2,100 customers in the Clearlake Customer Service Area. As a member of the Clearlake community for more than 35 years, Golden State Water and its employees enjoy participating in annual events and take pride in being an active member of the community.

Water delivered to customers in the Clearlake System is surface water from Clear Lake, which is treated at Golden State Water’s Sonoma Water Treatment Plant.

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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 Clearlake 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 Clearlake Customer Service Area would see a monthly bill increase of $0.177 per 748 gallons (1 Ccf), or approximately 1.1 percent, during the 12-month amortization period.
  • Effective June 8, 2019, an average residential customer in the Clearlake Customer Service Area with a 5/8 x 3/4” meter using 5 Ccf per month would see a monthly bill increase of $2.52 from $80.83 to $83.35 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 4.33% 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 $500,000 in infrastructure improvements are planned for 2022 in the Clearlake 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

Recently Completed Projects

Sonoma & Lakeshore VFDs

Investment:
$460,000

Project Timeline:
June 24, 2019 – Feb. 5, 2020

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

Construction crews will work to install six Variable Frequency Drives (VFD).

This project will optimize the water treatment process and ensure Golden State Water can continue providing quality water service to local customers.

Napa Street Pipeline

Investment:
$320,000

Project Timeline:
Dec. 20, 2019 – Feb. 3, 2020

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

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 800 LF of pipeline
  • Install 1 fire hydrant
  • Install 9 services

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

outline of Lower Lakeshore Pipeline Project

Lower Lakeshore Pipeline
The following streets will be affected: parts of Lower Lakeshore Dr., Lakeshore Dr. and Colusa St.

Investment:
$585,000

Project Timeline:
November 2018 – February 2019

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

Construction crews will work to:

  • Install 2,000 LF of pipeline
  • Install 3 fire hydrants
  • Install 34 services

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

outline of Crandall & Hill Pipeline Project

Crandall & Hill Pipeline
The following streets will be affected: parts of Crandall Ave. and Hillcrest Ave.

Investment:
$600,000

Project Timeline:
December 2018 – March 2019

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

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 1,000 LF of pipeline
  • Install 2 fire hydrants
  • Install 39 services

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

Lakeshore Plant

Investment:
$115,000

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

Construction crews worked to install an emergency generator.

This project will ensure Golden State Water can continue providing reliable water service to local customers during a power outage.