Golden State Water acquired the Robbins water system in 2022 in order to solve the community’s lack of reliable, high-quality drinking water. The approximately 93 Robbins customers are now part of the Arden Cordova Customer Service Area (CSA), which includes portions of Rancho Cordova, Gold River, and Arden Manor. 

So that the system can meet federal and state drinking water standards, Golden State Water is working with the State of California to obtain funding to make major capital investments in the water system’s water supply and treatment. Delivering safe and clean water to customers in the Robbins community is Golden State Water’s top priority.

Until the water is safe to drink, Robbins customers will continue to receive free bottled water service.

We look forward to updating you on our progress.



Following several months of storms bringing much-needed snow and rain to California, conditions have dramatically changed for many parts of the State. In response, Governor Newsom has rolled back some drought emergency provisions that are no longer needed while maintaining other measures that support regions and communities still facing water supply challenges.

Effective Sunday, May 14, 2023, Golden State Water Company modified outdoor watering restrictions to allow for watering up to three days per week. Given that water conditions will continue to evolve, customers are encouraged to use water wisely and only use what is needed.

Golden State Water is recommending customers limit outdoor irrigation between the hours of 7 PM and 8 AM per the following schedule

Addresses Ending In Watering Days
Even Numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, 8)

Sunday, Wednesday, Friday

Odd Numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9)

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday


Bottled Water Service

Will Robbins customers continue receiving bottled water service?

Delivering safe, clean drinking water is Golden State Water Company’s top priority. It’s why the company has a robust infrastructure maintenance plan for Robbins. Until those water system improvements are conducted, Robbins customers will continue to receive bottled water service.

Is the water now safe to drink?

Currently, Robbins is unable to adequately serve its customers with safe and reliable water service as its water quality exceeds the arsenic MCL established by Division of Drinking Water (DDW). Therefore, Robbins has been delivering to its customer’s bottled water, funded by a grant from DDW for potable water needs. Golden State Water has applied for grant funding from DDW and will continue providing bottled water service until the construction of the new well and treatment facility is complete.  Bidwell Water will continue to be the bottled water service provider for Golden State Water.   

Who should the Robbins customers contact if they do not receive potable water?

Robbins customers who have not received potable water should contact Bidwell Water at (530) 343-2423 or (916) 383-2423. Customers who purchase potable water on their own will not receive reimbursement.

The limit through the State grant is three 5-gallon bottles per household per week. If customers prefer a smaller bottle size, a 3-gallon bottle is available. Potable water is delivered once per week. Bidwell Water will deliver up to three 5-gallon bottles per week. 


Capital Projects

Golden State Water is equipped to invest in necessary capital improvements to improve Robbins’ aging infrastructure. The company has been working with federal, state and county agencies on a plan to provide potable water to the community and is looking forward to beginning those efforts in the near future.



Effective July 31st, 2023, the California Public Utilities Commission approved new rates to ensure the safety and dependability of your local water system. The new rates allow for investments to avoid the costly and sometimes dangerous effects of deferring maintenance or delaying the replacement of aging infrastructure. Click here to learn more. Learn more about the rate-making process and localized information on new rates and investments in the Robbins GRC Fact Sheet.