On April 7, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order lifting the drought emergency for most of the state, while asking Californians to continue using water responsibly and make conservation a way of life.

Golden State Water thanks customers for their impressive conservation efforts, and encourages the entire community to continue using water wisely to help keep the state on the path to full drought recovery.

Due to local conditions, water-use restrictions and allocations remain in place for customers in Edna Road, Cypress Ridge and Nipomo (click community to see local information). Golden State Water continues assessing water supply conditions and water-use restrictions in these service areas and will make appropriate adjustments as needed.

California’s Potable Water Waste Restrictions

On May 9, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown issued an Executive Order that permanently prohibits the following practices that waste potable water:

  • Hosing off sidewalks, driveways and other hardscapes.
  • Washing a motor vehicle with a hose, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle.
  • Operating a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is part of a recirculating system.
  • Watering outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes excess runoff, or within 48 hours following measurable precipitation.
  • Irrigating with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians.

Violation of any of these prohibited or restricted water-use activities may be subject to a fine for each day in which the violation occurs. A public agency representative may issue a citation in accordance with locally adopted municipal codes, adopted ordinances, or in cooperation with Golden State Water.

To report water waste in your community, please click here.

Water Supply and Demand Data (Self-Certification)

On June 22, 2016, Golden State Water submitted its self-certification data on local water supply, anticipated demand and conservation strategies to the State Water Board to comply with the revised emergency regulations that were issued by the state on May 18, 2016. This data considers a three-dry-year scenario based on hydrology of the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 water years and demand from 2013-14.


(Self-Certification / Stress Test)
Water System   Annual Potable Demand (Acre Feet) Total Available Supply (Acre Feet) Projected Surplus View Self-Certification Report
Artesia 5661.70 AF 9557 AF  Yes Click Here
Barstow 6235.65 AF 26292 AF Yes  Click Here 
Bay Point 1977.80 AF 2357 AF Yes  Click Here
Bell-Bell Gardens 5106.50 AF  9664 AF Yes Click Here
Claremont   11328.35 AF 12338 AF Yes  Click Here
Cordova 15174.10 AF 33873 AF Yes  Click Here
Cowan Heights   2877.15 AF 2902 AF Yes Click Here
Culver City 5712.15 AF 6632 AF Yes Click Here
Florence-Graham    5087.60 AF 8421 AF Yes  Click Here
Norwalk 4830.25 AF 8053 AF Yes  Click Here
Orcutt 7607.15 AF 16418 AF  Yes  Click Here
Placentia 7551.85 AF 7569 AF Yes  Click Here
South Arcadia 3579.00 AF 3579 AF Yes  Click Here
South San Gabriel 2675.85 AF 6347 AF Yes  Click Here
San Dimas 12299.55 AF 12822 AF Yes Click Here
Simi Valley 7321.65 AF 7307 AF Yes  Click Here
Southwest 29282.65 AF 44086 AF Yes Click Here
West Orange 16178.75 AF 16179 AF Yes  Click Here
* AF = Acre Feet (325,851 gallons/435.599 Ccf) 
**Links to reports will be available shortly


Water-Use Efficiency Resources

Conservation Rebates & Programs

Conservation Tips & Resources

Conservation Partners

Golden Rules For Conservation (videos)

Report Water Waste


News and Updates

Drought Update For Golden State Water Customers (2/8/17)

SWRCB Extends California’s Emergency Drought Regulations

Smart Irrigation Month Tips

Golden State Water Hosts Urban Water Management Plan Public Hearings

Fix a Leak Week: Customers Encouraged To Investigate Leaks & Improve Water-Use Efficiency

Drought’s Impact on Water Bills – FAQ About the WRAM/MCBA

Test Your Drought IQ

Golden State Water Activates Stage 1 of Staged Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing

State Water Resources Control Board Approves Emergency Drought Regulations (Español)

Official Notification Regarding SWRCB Water-Use Regulations (Español)

Spring Tips for Outdoor Landscaping

Three Facts You May Not Know About the Drought

Hydrant Flushing During the Drought

How to Read Your Water Meter