Southwest

Southwest

Overview

Golden State Water has proudly provided high-quality, reliable water to the Southwest Customer Service Area area since 1929. We currently serve 54,994 customers in Southwest Los Angeles County, including all of Gardena and Lawndale, and portions of Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Redondo Beach, and unincorporated Athens, Del Aire, El Camino Village, Lennox and Gardena Heights.

Water delivered to customers in the Southwest System is a blend of groundwater pumped from the West and Central Coast Groundwater Basins 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 Southwest Customer Service Area would see a monthly bill increase of $0.171 per 748 gallons (1 Ccf), or approximately 2.8 percent, during the 12-month amortization period.
  • Effective June 8, 2019, an average residential customer in the Southwest Customer Service Area with a 5/8 x 3/4” meter using 9 Ccf per month would see a monthly bill increase of $3.29 from $51.17 to $54.46 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 3.94% 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 $22.7 million in infrastructure improvements are planned for 2020 in the Southwest 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

152nd Street Area Main Replacement

152nd Street Area Main Replacement
The following will be affected: 152nd Street, 153rd Street and 154th Street from Gramercy Place to Western Avenue.

Investment:
$1.2 million

Project Timeline:
Aug. 10, 2020 – Feb. 1, 2021

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Install 4,400 LF of pipeline
  • Install 7 fire hydrants
  • Install 135 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 Ardath Avenue Project

Ardath Ave. & Wilkie Ave. Area Main Replacement
The following will be affected: Wilkie Ave.; Ardath Ave.; Chanera Ave.; Atkinson Ave. from 109th Street to Thoreau Street; Thoreau Street from Crenshaw Blvd. to Wilkie Ave.; and Ardath Ave. from Imperial Hwy. to Thoreau St.

Investment:
$1.5 million

Project Timeline:
Jan. 13, 2020 – May 5, 2020

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Install 8,700 LF of pipeline
  • Install 18 fire hydrants
  • Install 220 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 Redfern Avenue Project

Redfern Avenue Main Replacement
The following will be affected: Redfern Ave., Felton Ave., Laraway Ave., Cedar Street, 94th Street, 95th Street, 96th Street, 97th Street, 98th Street and 99th Street

Investment:
$3 million

Project Timeline:
Oct. 7, 2019 – June 2020

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Install more than 10,000 LF of pipeline
  • Install 17 fire hydrants
  • Install 341 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 Inglewood Project

Inglewood
The following streets will be affected: Lennox Blvd., Felton Ave., Redfern Ave., Buford Ave., Burl Ave. and Dalerose Ave. partially from 111th to Century Blvd.

Investment:
$3,450,000

Project Timeline:
May 20, 2019 – March 20, 2020

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Install 13,000 LF of pipeline
  • Install 27 fire hydrants
  • Reconnect 411 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.
 

Recently Completed Projects

outline of Dalton Avenue Project

Dalton Avenue Main Replacement
Dalton Avenue from Artesia Boulevard to 158th Street; 158th Street from Dalton Avenue to Normandie Avenue; and a portion of 166th Street between Dalton Avenue.

Investment:
$4.9 million

Project Timeline:
October 16, 2018 – August 13, 2019

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 7,000 LF of pipeline
  • Install 26 fire hydrants
  • Install 240 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 147th and Dublin Project

147th and Dublin Area Main Replacement Phase 1
Area bounded by 144th Street, Wadkins Avenue, 147th Street and Van Ness.

Investment:
$3,460,368

Project Timeline:
June 18, 2018 – May 2019

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 14,105 LF of 6” and 8” main
  • Install 24 fire hydrants
  • Install 342 services

This project will improve the distribution system and ensure Golden State Water can continue providing reliable water service to local customers.
 

outline of Lawndale Project

Lawndale
The following streets will be affected: Grevillea Ave., 159th St. and Hawthorne Blvd.

Investment:
$3 million

Project Timeline:
November 12, 2018 – May 16, 2019

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 5,154 LF of pipeline
  • Install 7 fire hydrants
  • Install 27 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.

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outline of Gardena Project

Gardena
The following streets south of 147th St will be affected: Wadkins Ave, Miller Ave, Marigold Ave, Sutro Ave, Dublin Ave, Roxton Ave, Purche Ave, Spinning Ave. 149th St, 150th St, Marine Ave between Crenshaw Blvd and Van Ness Ave, Atkinson Ave and Casimir Ave south of Marine Ave.

Investment:
$3.49 million

Project Timeline:
October 16, 2018 – May 28, 2019

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 14,000 LF of pipeline
  • Install 37 fire hydrants
  • Install 426 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 Western Avenue Project

Western Avenue Main Replacement
Alley east of Western Avenue from 108th Street to 111th Street

Investment:
$437,600

Project Timeline:
January 7, 2019 – March 2019

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 1,300 LF of pipe
  • Install 4 fire hydrants
  • Install 32 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 Belhaven Plant Site Project

Belhaven Plant Site
11230 S. Belhaven St., Los Angeles, CA.

Investment:
$65,000

Project Timeline:
September 5, 2018 – October 2018

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews worked to install a new pump to the waste system.

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 Hawthorne & Inglewood Project
outline of Hawthorne & Inglewood Project

Hawthorne & Inglewood
Atkinson Ave, Chanera Ave, Ardath Ave, Wilkie Ave, from 116th to 119th St, Casimir Ave, from Imperial to 119th St, Purche Ave from 118th Pl to 119th St, Daphne Ave from 118th St to 119th St, Spinning Ave from 115th Pl to 119th St, 115th St from Casimir to Van Ness, 115th Pl and 117th St from Casimir to Spinning, 116th St from Crenshaw to Van Ness, 118th St from Casimir to Daphne, 118th Pl from Casimir to Purche, Haas Ave, Daleside Ave, Cimarron Ave, Tarron Ave off of 120th St, 120th St from Van Ness to Wilton Pl, Van Ness Ave from 120th St to the 105 Fwy, and Crenshaw Blvd from 116th to 119th St.

Investment:
$4.7 million

Project Timeline:
June 19, 2018 – March 8, 2019

Working Hours:
City of Hawthorne:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. when working near schools)

City of Inglewood:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install 17,600 LF of 8” main
  • Install 30 fire hydrants
  • Install 485 services

This project improves the distribution system and ensures Golden State Water can continue providing reliable water service to local customers.

View the construction notice.
 

outline of Shoup Project

Shoup
129th, 131st, 133rd, 134th and 141st Streets from La Cienega Blvd. to Inglewood Ave.; on 130th and 140th from Ocean Gate Ave. to Inglewood Ave., on 135th and 138th Streets from Shoup Ave. to Inglewood Ave., on Shoup Ave. from El Segundo Blvd. to 134th Street and from 140th Street to 141st Street, and at the intersection of 132nd Street and Ocean Gate Ave.

Investment:
$4.1 million

Project Timeline:
June 4, 2018 – December 2018

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Install more than 3.6 miles (19,400 LF) of new PVC pipe
  • Install water services
  • Install fire hydrants

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 Budlong Project

Budlong Plant Site
122nd Street and 123rd Street between Budlong Avenue and Berendo Avenue.

Investment:
$83,000

Project Timeline:
June 2018 – July 2018

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Implement erosion control
  • Regrade slopes
  • Clean slopes

This project will improve the security and aesthetics of the Budlong Plant Site.

View the construction notice.
 

outline of Inglewood Project

Inglewood
2850 W. Imperial Hwy

Investment:
$32,322

Project Timeline:
May 7, 2018 – mid-June 2018

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Construction crews worked to:
  • Install and furnish 1″ service lines
  • Install and furnish 2″ service lines
  • Install and furnish 6″ fire service

This project further supports in providing reliable and quality water.

View the construction notice.
 

outline of 4952 W 112th Street Project

Los Angeles
4952 W. 112th Street

Investment:
$32,322

Project Timeline:
May 7, 2018 – mid-June 2018

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Install and furnish 1″ service lines
  • Install and furnish 2″ service lines
  • Install and furnish 6″ fire service

This project further supports Golden State Water in providing reliable and quality water.

View the construction notice.
 

outline of Lawndale Hawthorne Blvd Project

Lawndale
Hawthorne Blvd. between 163rd St. and 172nd St.

Investment:
$3,900,000

Project Timeline:
December 11, 2017 – late April 2018

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Construction crews worked to:

  • Replace 11,800 ft. of existing water pipe
  • Install 22 fire hydrants
  • Install 48 new service lines

This new pipeline improves the hydraulics of the water system, provides more reliable service to our customers, and addresses the deficiencies regarding the leaks over the past five years, due to the age of the existing pipelines.

View the construction notice.
 

outline of Del Aire Project

Del Aire
Felton Ave. from 121st St. to Stacy St., on 121st St., 122nd St., 123rd St., 123rd Pl., 124th St., 125th St., 126th St. from Tahoe Ave. to Felton Ave., on Costa Dr. and on Stacy St. from Bart Ave. to Felton Ave.

Investment:
$2.6 Million

Project Timeline:
January 22, 2018 – late April 2018

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday (No weekends or holidays)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Replace 6,780 ft. of existing water pipe
  • Install 12 fire hydrants
  • Install 222 new service lines

This new pipeline, with a larger diameter, will provide better pressure for each customer and allow greater flow rates for fire suppression.

View the construction notice.
 

outline of Gardena Project

Gardena
13503 S. Vermont Ave.

Investment:
$1,007,200

Project Timeline:
September 29, 2017 – February 2018

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

Construction crews will work to install a water filtration system at the Southern Plant Site.

This project will further support in providing reliable and quality water.

Latest Update:
Crews have finished pouring the foundation for filters in addition to the concrete ring wall for the backwash tank.

View the construction notice.
 

outline of Compton Central Ave Project

Compton
Central Ave., Tajuata Ave., 151st St., 152nd St., 153rd St., 154th St., and 155th St.

Project Timeline:
August 15, 2017 – February 2018

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

Construction crews will work to:

  • Replace existing water pipeline
  • Install new fire hydrants
  • Install new service lines

View the construction notice.
 

outline of Hawthorne Project

Hawthorne
145th St., 146th St., 147th St., 148th St., 148th Pl., 149th St., Gerkin Ave., Cordary Ave., Florwood Ave., Doty Ave., Bodger Ave., Fonthill Ave., Kornblum Ave. and Cranbrook Ave., encompassed by Marine Ave. to Rosecrans and Prairie Ave. to Yukon Ave

Project Timeline:
May 8, 2017 – February 2018

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Replace existing water pipeline
  • Install new fire hydrants
  • Install new service lines

View the construction notice.
 

outline of Los Angeles 113th St Project

Los Angeles
113th St., Denker Ave., and 110th Pl.

Project Timeline:
May 15, 2017 – January 2018

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

Construction crews will work to:

  • Replace existing water pipeline
  • Install new service lines

View the construction notice.
 

outline of Hawthorne 142nd Street Project

Hawthorne
142nd St., 141st St., 140th St., 138th Pl., 138th St., 137th St., 137th Pl., Judah Ave., Rossburn Ave., Grider Ave., and Isis Ave.

Project Timeline:
June 16, 2017 – January 2018

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Replace 9,970 ft. of water pipe
  • Install new fire hydrants
  • Install new service lines

View the construction notice.
 

outline of Hawthorne 116th St Project

Hawthorne
116th St.

Project Timeline:
September 28, 2017 – January 2018

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Construction crews will work to:

  • Replace 780 ft. of existing water pipe
  • Install 1 fire hydrant
  • Install 13 new service lines

This project will relocate the water pipe and service lines, so they could be serviced and maintained without disturbing customer property.

View the construction notice.
 

outline of Water System Project

Water System

Project Timeline:
April 20, 2017 – late June 2017

Working Hours:
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Construction crews will work to disassemble the Wadsworth Plant, East Reservoir.

View the construction notice.