Staged Conservation and Rationing

Schedule 14.1

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In order to achieve mandatory water-use reductions, Golden State Water recently filed Advice Letters with the California Public Utilities Commission to activate Staged Mandatory Water Conservation & Rationing (Schedule 14.1). 

The Staged Mandatory Water Conservation & Rationing (Schedule 14.1) filings 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. 

Stage Requirement
Stage 1

Outdoor irrigation limited to two days per week, assigned by address

All outdoor irrigation must occur between the hours of 7 PM and 8 AM

Stage 2

Irrigation restrictions from Stage 1

$2.50 emergency surcharge per CcF over allocation

Stage 3

Irrigation restrictions from Stage 1

$5 emergency surcharge per CcF over allocation

Stage 4

Irrigation restrictions from Stage 1

$10 emergency surcharge per CcF over allocation

Stage 5

All outdoor irrigation prohibited

$10 emergency surcharge per CcF over allocation

Monthly residential allocations of 8 CcF

Frequently Asked Questions

What stage is my community in?

All Golden State Water Company territories are currently under Stage 1 with the exception of the Los Osos and Cypress Ridge communities, which are currently under Stage 2.

How do I calculate my allocation?

Your allocation will be based on the 2020 baseline, minus the mandated reduction for your area.  

For those who did not live at their current property in 2020, the baseline/allocation will be based on the usage of the customers who inhabited the property at that time. 

For properties that were not built in 2020, the baseline/allocation will be determined using a local average for that period in 2020.  

How can I see how much water I’m currently using?

You can determine your usage by reading your meter. If you are interested in historical usage data, check out the front page of your bill to see monthly comparisons.

How will the appeals process be available?

Customers will have the opportunity to file an appeal once Stage 2 is activated for their area. Additional information will be available HERE

At this time, only the communities of Los Osos and Cypress Ridge are under Stage 2 restrictions have been implemented. Golden State Water will notice customers in advance of Stage implementation.