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September 14, 2012

Golden State Water completes water well in Stanton affecting Cypress, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor and Stanton

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Golden State Water Company, Stanton Water Well

The following information was released by Golden State Water Company.

Golden State Water Company today hosted local community leaders on a tour of a new well and showcased upgrades at the company’s Stanton water plant that serves high quality water to 27,000 customers in Cypress, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Stanton and parts of Garden Grove.

The new well replaces a well built in 1926 that was shut down due to age and deterioration. The old well was filled in as part of the project and permanently closed.

Golden State determined that constructing a new replacement well at the Stanton location was the best alternative for customers. Water from this well will be significantly less expensive than purchased water from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The California Public Utilities Commission approved the project in a previous rate case.

“Constructing this new well provides a safe and economical water supply that benefits our customers,” says Golden State Water Company District Manager Robert Hanford.

The new well is 1,300 feet deep, which is deeper than the Empire State Building is tall. The well is designed to produce 2,500 gallons of water per minute.

The four-year project, which cost approximately $2.6 million, included the installation of a new pump, well pump house, plant piping, and electrical upgrades. The project also included numerous site improvements including updating the chemical feed system, treatment, fencing, and the installation of a drainage system.

Golden State believes that proactive system maintenance is critical to protecting water service now and for future generations. Delaying or deferring needed improvements can be more costly and jeopardize the reliability of a water system.

About Golden State Water Company

Golden State Water Company, a subsidiary of American States Water Company (AWR) provides water service to approximately 1 out of every 36 Californians located within 75 communities throughout 10 counties in Northern, Coastal and Southern California (approximately 256,000 customers). The Company also distributes electricity to over 23,000 customers in the Big Bear recreational area of California. AWR’s contracted services subsidiary, American States Utility Services, Inc., provides operations, maintenance and construction management services for water and wastewater systems located on military bases throughout the country.

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Community leaders and company officials in attendance at a completion ceremony for a $2.6 million water well included Stanton Mayor Pro Tem David Shawver; Ronnie Guyer, senior field representative for Assemblymember Jim Silva; Cypress City Councilman Leroy Mills; Cypress Chamber of Commerce President Ed Munson; and Golden State Water Company Vice President Bill Gedney, Golden State Water Company District Manager Robert Hanford, and Golden State Water Company Capital Program Manager Michael DeGhetto.

Pictured left to right: Guyer, Hanford, Shawver, DeGhetto, and Mills.

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