The mission of San Gabriel County Water District is to provide high quality water for residential, commercial, industrial and fire protection uses that meets or exceeds all local, state and federal standards, and to provide courteous and responsive service at the most reasonable cost to our customers.
The San Gabriel County Water District was organized on November 12, 1921, followed by the first Board of Directors election in January 1922. The first meeting of the SGCWD Board was held the following month at the District’s office, then located at 538 West Mission Drive in San Gabriel.
Originally created to serve customers in the City of San Gabriel and some nearby unincorporated areas, the District later added portions of Rosemead and Temple City. The District is fortunate to be supplied by groundwater from the Main San Gabriel and Raymond Groundwater Basins, which provides a reliable source for drinking water, even in times of drought.
The District’s elected, five-member Board of Directors supervises the affairs and business of the District, approves and authorizes all expenditures of the District funds and establishes rates to be charged for water, and may, if necessary, levy taxes for the payment of District bonds or operating expenses.
SGCWD BY THE NUMBERS
45,000 people served
2,680-acre service area
6 active wells
82 miles of water mains
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
San Gabriel County Water District is transitioning to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), or “smart meters,” which will reduce costs and increase efficiency.
The process of replacing older meters is expected to be complete by late 2021.
AMI will provide SGCWD real-time information about water use, which can be used to quickly detect leaks. In the future, customers will be able to monitor water use online and receive alerts about potential water leaks, making it an important conservation tool.
To ensure water is always available when you need it, SGCWD invests in upgrades throughout the delivery system to replace old pipes, improve water quality and reduce overall repair costs.
Here is a look at our current and recently completed projects:
Roses Road Mainline Replacement
Roses Road between Del Mar Avenue and Gerona Avenue Start: November 2021 Completion: December 2021 Project cost: $125,000 This project replaced approximately 400 feet of [...]
Alanreed Avenue Mainline Replacement
Alanreed Avenue south of Hellman Avenue Start: May 2021 Completed: July 2021 Project cost:$185,000 Description: The Alanreed Avenue Mainline Replacement Project upgraded approximately 300 [...]
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
SGCWD recognized for exemplary safety record
San Gabriel County Water District was commended recently by its insurance provider, Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers Insurance Authority (ACWA JPIA), for the low number of workers’ compensation, property and liability claims filed between 2016 and 2019.