Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos

West Orange County

Overview

Golden State Water has proudly served Los Alamitos and surrounding communities since 1929. We currently serve approximately 27,200 customers in Cypress, Los Alamitos, Stanton and portions of Buena Park, Garden Grove, La Palma, Rossmoor and Seal Beach.

Water delivered to customers in the West Orange County System is a blend of groundwater pumped from the Orange County Groundwater Basin and imported water from the Colorado River Aqueduct and State Water Project (imported and distributed by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California).

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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 Los Alamitos 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 Los Alamitos Customer Service Area with a 5/8 x 3/4” meter using 11 Ccf per month would see a monthly bill decrease of $1.04 from $56.46 to $55.42 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 $2.7 million in infrastructure improvements are planned for 2020 in the Los Alamitos 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

Gay St. Pipeline Replacement
Gay St, from Crescent Ave to end of the cul‐de‐sac

Investment:
$650,000

Project Timeline:
June 7, 2021 – October 2021

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Replace 1,800 L.F of older 6-inch pipe with new 8-inch pipe
  • Install (5) 6-inch fire hydrants
  • Install additional (46) 1-inch services

This project is required to ensure Golden State Water provides reliable service to local customers by replacing the existing old pipelines that are anticipated to be reaching the end of the useful life.

View the Construction Notice.

Belmont & Sumner Area Mains Abandonments Project
Sumner Pl. between Crescent Ave. & Merten Ave., Belmont St. between Crescent Ave. & Merten Ave. and La Salle St. between Crescent Ave. and cul-de-sac at the south end of La Salle St.

Investment:
$415,000

Project Timeline:
April 2021 – September 2021

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Abandon a total of 5,800 L.F of 4-inch pipe located inside private properties and transfer (66) domestic services to the street frontage
  • Install (20) additional domestic services
  • Install additional (66) new customer house lines (new meter/s to existing connection point/s)

This project is required to ensure Golden State Water can continue providing reliable water service to local customers.

View the Construction Notice.

View the Notification Letter .

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Recently Completed Projects

Rustic/Stacie Main Installation Project​
Private driveway (Stacie Lane), through Walter Elementary School parking lot and in Rustic Lane

Investment:
$235,000

Project Timeline:
June 28, 2021 – August 13, 2021

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

Construction crews will work to:

  • Install 300 LF of new 8-inch PVC pipe to connect the existing 8-inch main on Stacie Ln with the existing 6-inch main in Rustic Ln

This project is required to ensure the quality and reliability of service to local customers by eliminating dead-ends in the pipe system.

View the Construction Notice.

Saint Ann Main Replacement
Saint Ann Ave. from west of Walker St. to Cypress Ave.

Investment:
$670,000

Project Timeline:
October 2020 – Mid-December 2020

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Replace 1,400 LF of older 6-inch pipe with new 8-inch PVC pipe
  • Install 56 one-inch services
  • Install 1 six-inch fire hydrant

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 Howard Avenue Project

Howard Ave. Main Replacement

We appreciate the community’s patience as crews worked to complete the first phase of the project, which was delayed by wet weather and other unanticipated challenges.

Phase 2:
Scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2020. During this phase, crews will work to construct individual house lines to the new meter locations along the street frontage in order to abandon the old alleyway main located north of Howard Avenue between Reagan and Bloomfield.

Phase 3:
The schedule for the final phase of construction has not yet been determined. During this phase, crews will work to construct house lines and abandon the alleyway main located north of Howard between Bloomfield Street and Lexington Drive.

Investment:
$2.8 million

Project Timeline:
November 5, 2018 – TBD

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Install 7,500 LF of pipeline
  • Install 7 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.

Click here for more information on this project.

View the construction notice for Howard Avenue.

View the construction notice for Farquhar Avenue.

Crescent Main Replacement

Crescent Main Replacement
Crescent Ave from west of Walker Ave. to Kington Way.

Investment:
$330,000

Project Timeline:
September 16, 2020 – Mid-December 2020

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Replace 680 LF of older 4-inch pipe with new 8-inch PVC pipe
  • Install 14 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.

Lanett Area Main Replacement Project
The following streets will be affected: Lanett St., between New York Ave. and Alaska Ave.; cul-de-sac’s Lolina Lane and New Mexico Lane; Belday St., between New York Ave and Alaska; and New York Ave. from Moody St. to the end of the street.

Investment:
$1.9 million

Project Timeline:
June 22, 2020 – October 2020

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Replace 3,500 LF of older 6-inch & 4-inch pipes with new 8-inch pipe
  • Install 10 hydrants
  • Install 86 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.

View the presentation to Cypress City Council.

outline of Fern Street Project

Fern Street Main Replacement
The following streets will be affected: Fern Street; parts of Stanford Avenue; parts of Sycamore Street; parts of Court Street; parts of Acacia Avenue; and parts of Garden Grove Boulevard

Investment:
$1.25 million

Project Timeline:
February 6, 2019 – Aug. 16, 2019

Working Hours:
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on major streets
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. otherwise

Construction crews will work to:

  • Install 4,000 LF of pipeline
  • Install 4 hydrants
  • Install 64 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 Florista West Project

Florista West Tank
10852 Cherry St.

Investment:
$742,300

Project Timeline:
June 18, 2017 – November 2018

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Recoat the interior of a 1.5 million gallon reservoir
  • Install safety appurtenances on the interior and exterior of the reservoir

These improvements extend the useful life of the reservoirs and allow for their continued safe operation, enabling Golden State Water Company to continue to provide reliable, quality water to our customers.

View the construction notice.
 

Lowden Well
10552 Lowden St.

Project Timeline:
May 23, 2018 – June 1, 2018

Working Hours:
Monday to Friday

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Construction crews are working to:

  • Install new pump equipment for Lowden Well

View the construction notice.