Golden State Water Lost Again!

First, Ojai won in lower court when Golden State Water sued to prevent Casitas Water from taking over the system.

Second, GSW appealed that decision in appellate court and lost.

Today, the State Supreme Court refused to hear GSW’s final appeal. Ojai and Claremont are now free to proceed against GSW. This is a huge blow to Golden State Water, and their high priced legal team. This is a very important result.

Now if the majority of GSW customers in our Cowan Heights System truly want GSW gone, it can be done!

May 6th Community Meeting Was A Success!

Congratulations Ojai! 87% Voted Against Golden State Water. Click Here For More!

Writers Who Follow Water Rights Issues

American States Water Co., a California-based water and power provider, agreed to buy Rural Water Co. Rural Water Co. serves about 940 customers in Arroyo Grande, California, in San Luis Obispo County, according to a filing today. Terms of the purchase by American’s Golden State Water unit were not disclosed.


To contact the reporter on this story: Justin Doom in New York at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Randall Hackley at


Mary Grant - Mary Grant is a researcher for the water campaign. Her work focuses on water privatization. She has a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from Duke University. Mary can be reached at

Alison Grass - Alison Grass is a researcher for the water program. She works on a variety of water issues that impact safe, affordable public tap water. Alison has a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree, specialized in Environmental Planning, from Alabama A&M University. Her environmental planning niche is water sustainability and rainwater harvesting and as Graduate Research Assistant she conducted research on regional and municipal development planning policies. Alison also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with dual minors in Philosophy and Communication Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Alison can be reached at

Hugh MacMillan - Hugh MacMillan is a senior researcher in the water program. Prior to joining Food & Water Watch, he served one year as a legislative fellow and science advisor in the U.S. Senate and five years as an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Clemson University. He has a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He can be reached at

Emily Wurth - Emily Wurth is Food & Water Watch’s Water Program Director. Emily conducts research and promotes policies at the local, state and federal level to help protect the nation’s water systems as public assets, and to safeguard the country’s water resources. Emily has a B.A. in International Studies and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She can be reached at

Sign the Petition Today!