Start Service

To start water service, please visit our office or click here to fill out an application and submit your request.

Stop Service

To discontinue water service, please call the Customer Service Department during business hours: (562) 866-9980 or click here to fill out a stop service application.

Bill Pay

– More auto pay options
– Choose when funds are pulled from your account
– Pay bills 100% online
– Same-day transactions
– View bill history electronically
– Click here to pay bill

Water Fees & Charges (Water Rates Effective January 1, 2024)

Single Family Residential
1 HCF = 748 gallons
Tiers Allocation Rates Per HCF
Tier 1 0 – 16 hcf $2.16
Tier 2 17 – 27 hcf $2.64
Tier 3 28+ hcf $2.99

Rates per HCF

1 HCF = 748 gallons

Rates per HCF

1 HCF = 748 gallons

Bi-Monthly Fixed Charges
(Single Family/Multifamily/Commercial/Nonresidential/Irrigation)
Meter Size Rates per HCF
5/8″ $66.11
3/4″ $66.11
1″ $105.49
1.5″ $322.14
2″ $637.25
3″ $991.74
4″ $1,976.46
6″ $5,521.46
Bi-Monthly Fire Service Fixed Charges
Meter Size Rates per HCF
3″ $66.04
4″ $125.07
6″ $276.84
8″ $479.22
10″ $749.04
Miscellaneous Fees & Charges
New account set up fee  $35.00
45-day reminder fee $40.00
Shut off fee $60.00
Reconnect fee (normal hours) $35.00
Reconnect fee (after hours) $150.00
Stock transfer fee $55.00
Construction Meter Fees
Admin fee $70.00
Installation fee $140.00
Deposit $4300.00
Monthly service charge $318.62
Backflow testing $115.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Your water bill is based on a water rate structure that includes a monthly fixed meter charge and a volumetric water use charge. The Monthly Fixed Charge is based on water meter size and covers costs to provide service connections. The Volumetric Rate is based on how much water passes through a customer’s meter.

Residential water rates are broken into three tiers based on each Hundred Cubic Feet (HCF) of water use. Each HCF equals 748 gallons. Tier 1 offers the lowest prices and covers the first 16 HCF of water use during the billing period. Tier 2 prices are charged for water use between 17 and 27 HCF. Water use above 28 HCF per billing period are charged at Tier 3 rates.  The volumetric rate increases as shareholders use more water to reflect the increased cost to BSMWC of procuring additional supplies. The Volumetric Charges are added to the Monthly Fixed Charge to determine a shareholder’s total bill.

Bellflower-Somerset offers numerous convenient options for customers to pay their bills. Payments may be made by mail, in-person, by phone, by automatic bill payment and online through our website. Visit to pay by check, credit card, debit card or direct from your bank account.

To pay using these methods by phone, call 877-215-5325. Check payments can also be delivered to a drop box outside the BSMWC office at 10016 Flower Street between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

No, Bellflower-Somerset does not charge a fee for payments.

Bellflower-Somerset does not offer discounts on water bills. BSMWC rates are based on the costs to acquire groundwater and imported water, along with treatment, distribution, maintenance, groundwater replenishment, debt payments, and general and administrative costs. Rates reflect the true costs to provide these services and charges all customers at standardized rates.

Bill extensions are granted on a case-by-case basis. Shareholders are allowed one (1) extension per year. You must call 562-866-9980 to request an extension before water is turned off. Once water is turned off an extension will not be given.

Yes, Bellflower-Somerset requires a deposit on all new accounts. The deposit minimum is $200 and is based upon the average usage by the previous Shareholder at that service address over a two-billing cycle (4 month) period.

The deposit will be applied to the closing bill and the difference will be refunded.

New Owner Stock Transfer Instructions

The Bellflower-Somerset Mutual Water Company is a non-profit Corporation composed of the owners of record of real property in the area served by the Company. To be entitled to receive water such owner(s) of record must own in his/her/their name a share of the capital stock of the company. These share’s are appurtenant to the land of such owner and cannot be transferred separate from said land. Such ownership is evidenced by a stock certificate issued by the Company. All property owners selling or transferring property must notify the Company to complete the necessary stock transfer for the new owner to become eligible as a shareholder under Section 330.24 of the Civil Code of the State Of California.

If you have sold your property please complete the stop service request above or call (562) 866-9980 to close your account. All shareholders are reminded to file or attach their Bellflower-Somerset Stock Certificate to their title of property. This is to remind your escrow agent handling the sale or transfer of property to contact Bellflower-Somerset Mutual Water Company for transfer of stock, keeping the new owner eligible to receive water.

New Stockholders

Stock transfer requirements:

Name & Mailing Address
of New Owner

Service Address

$55.00 Stock Fee

Copy of Grant Deed or
Deed of Trust


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Family of the Southern California Water Agencies has put together a list of rebates that could benefit you.

Central Basin Offering Rebates on Water Saving Devices to Stakeholders in the District’s Southeast Los Angeles County Service Area : Central Basin Municipal Water District.

Water Quality Reports

BSMWC regularly tests water quality and reports those findings in the annual Water Quality Report, which is published by July 1 each year.

Water provided to BSMWC shareholders meets or exceeds all drinking water standards established by California Health and Safety Code section 116681 definition (I).

2023 Water Quality Report

2022 Water Quality Report (English)
2022 Water Quality Report (Spanish)

2021 Water Quality Report (English)
2021 Water Quality Report (Spanish)

2020 Water Quality Report (English)

2019 Water Quality Report (English)
2019 Water Quality Report (Spanish)

2018 Water Quality Report

2017 Water Quality Report

2016 Water Quality Report

2015 Water Quality Report

2014 Water Quality Report

2013 Water Quality Report

2012 Water Quality Report