Placentia

Placentia

Overview

Golden State Water has been serving the Placentia area since 1929. We are proud to provide high-quality, reliable water service to approximately 15,500 customers in Placentia and portions of Anaheim, Cowan Heights, Lemon Heights, Orange and Yorba Linda.

Three water systems serve the Placentia Customer Service Area. Water delivered to customers in the Cowan Heights, Placentia, and Yorba Linda systems 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 Placentia 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 Placentia 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 $14 million in infrastructure improvements are planned for 2020 in the Placentia 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

Project Map

Cowan Heights Pressure Reducing Valve’s Phase 1 
Parkway/sidewalk in Bimini Dr., west of Hyde Park Dr.; and Arroyo Ave., south of Coronel Rd.) 

Investment:
$250,000

Project Timeline:
Mid-September, 2020 – Mid-November, 2020

Primary Working Hours:
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Replace (2) existing Pressure Reducing Valve Stations on Bimini Dr. & Hyde Park Dr. and Arroyo Ave., South of Coronel Rd.

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.

Old Foothill Rd.  Site Map

Old Foothill Pipeline 
Old Foothill Blvd, from Fairhaven Ave. to Foothill Blvd.  

Investment:
$1,100,000

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

Primary Working Hours:
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Complete the installation of a 16-inch ductile iron pipe in Old Foothill Blvd., replacing the existing main.

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 the Golden Plant Project

Golden Plant
110 E. Golden Ave.

Investment:
$4.6 million

Project Timeline:
Mid-April 2020 – October 2021

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

Construction crews will work to:

  • Abandon, remove and replace existing 1.5MG concrete tank with new 1.5MG welded steel tank
  • Abandon, remove and replace existing pump station with new pump station with two 500GPM and one 1,000GPM vertical turbine pumps

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 Fairhaven Well Project

Fairhaven Well
2048 Fairhaven Avenue

Investment:
$3.51 million

Project Update: As of Dec. 6, 2019, crews have completed the installation of the drain line and are installing the discharge pipes and accessory pipes.

Phase 2:

Project Timeline:
Aug. 26, 2019 – March 2020

Primary Working Hours:
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Construction crews will work to equip the new water well at the Fairhaven Plant.

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.

Click here for further project details.

outline of Peacock Hill Project

Peacock Hill Reservoir
1311 Peacock Hill Dr.

Investment:
$3.43 million

Project Update: As of Dec. 6, 2019, crews have completed the tank recoating and will soon install the roof decking.

Project Timeline:
November 6, 2017 – September 2020

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

Construction crews will work to install 2 temporary storage tanks to collectively store approximately 250,000 gallons

These temporary storage tanks are needed when we take the Peacock Reservoir out of service to ensure that the water supply in the area is not interrupted.

View the construction notice.

Portable Generators
Cowan Heights System

Investment:
$775,000

Project Timeline:
Dec. 28, 2018 – June 15, 2020

Construction crews will work to install and connect emergency generators throughout the system.

This project will ensure Golden State Water can continue providing reliable water service to local customers during site-specific power outages.

College Reservoir
Yorba Linda

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Investment:
$4.9 million

Project Timeline:
July 2020 – November 2021

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

Construction crews will work to:

  • Abandon, remove and replace the existing 1.0MG concrete tank with (2) new 0.5MG welded steel tanks

This project will ensure GSWC can continue providing reliable water service to local customers by replacing the existing concrete reservoir that is reaching the end of its useful life. GSWC will be working closely with the neighboring HOA to provide additional planting towards the end of the project.

View the Construction Notice.

View the College Reservoir Replacement Presentation.

View the Landscape Plan.

Recently Completed Projects

Placentia PRV’s Replacement Project Site Map

Placentia PRV’s Replacement Project
S. Angelina Dr., between Chapman Ave. and Backs Ln. 

Investment:
$265,000

Project Timeline:
July 6, 2020 – August 2020

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

Construction crews will work to:

remove three existing Pressure Reducing valve stations and construct one new pressure reducing valve station.

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.

site map

Pipeline Modifications, Concerto Pump Station
1736 Concerto Dr.

Investment:
$150,000

Project Timeline:
June 8, 2020 – July 17, 2020

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

Construction crews will work to:

Install 150 LF of 4-inch, 8-inch and 16-inch pipes

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 East Rocking Horse Project

Pressure Relief Valves, Cowan Heights
East Rocking Horse Way south of Knights Bridge Road, and Notre Dame Avenue at East St. Germain Circle

Investment:
$280,000

Project Update: Phase 1 is on hold, but crews have proceeded with Phase 2.

Phase 2:

Project Timeline:
March 30, 2020 – April 22, 2020

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Construction crews will work to install two pressure relief valves.

This project will help to prevent over-pressurization events in the distribution system and ensure Golden State Water can continue providing reliable water service to local customers.

View the construction notice.

outline of Linda Vista Project

Linda Vista Reservoir
6591 Kameha Circle in Yorba Linda

Investment:
$410,000

Project Timeline:
March 4, 2019 – June 19, 2019

Working Hours:
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Construction crews will work to recoat the existing Linda Vista reservoir.

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

View the construction notice.

outline of Larkridge Plant Project

Larkridge Plant
19762 Larkridge Dr.

Investment:
$985,500

Project Timeline:
June 5, 2018 – October 2018

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

Construction crews worked to:

  • Recoat the interior of two 350,000 gallon tanks
  • Install safety appurtenances on the interior and exterior of the reservoir
  • Modify onsite inlet and outlet piping for the reservoirs

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.

outline of Orange County Project

Orange County
Skyline Dr., between Cowan Heights Dr. and Hunting Horn Dr., and Peacock Hill Dr. west of Skyline Dr.

Investment:
$1.8 Million

Project Timeline:
September 18, 2017 – TBD

Working Hours:
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 3,700 ft. of water pipe
  • Install new water services
  • Install fire hydrants

Click here to read more about the project.
View the construction notice.

outline of Cowan Heights Project

Cowan Heights
La Verada Dr., between Skyline Dr. to the La Vereda Plant; and East Lemon Heights Dr., between Sharon Ln. to the west of Maverick Ln.

Investment:
$793,000

Project Timeline:
Late June 2017 – September 2017

Construction crews worked to install 1,600 ft. of new water pipe

View the construction notice.

Placentia
Melrose St., Center St., Main St., Aguirre Ln. and Chapman Ave.

Project Timeline:
August 1, 2016 – October 15, 2016

Working Hours:
7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install new water pipe
  • Install new service lines
  • Install fire hydrants

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