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, 2022)

Single Family Residential
1 HCF = 748 gallons
Tiers Allocation Rates Per HCF
Tier 1 0 – 16 hcf $2.22
Tier 2 17 – 27 hcf $2.88
Tier 3 28+ hcf $3.55

Rates per HCF

1 HCF = 748 gallons
$2.22

Rates per HCF

1 HCF = 748 gallons
$4.06

Bi-Monthly Fixed Charges
(Single Family/Multifamily/Commercial/Nonresidential/Irrigation)
Meter Size Rates per HCF
5/8″ $59.97
3/4″ $59.97
1″ $95.69
1.5″ $292.19
2″ $578.00
3″ $899.54
4″ $1,792.71
6″ $5,008.13
Bi-Monthly Fire Service Fixed Charges
Meter Size Rates per HCF
3″ $59.90
4″ $113.44
6″ $251.10
8″ $434.66
10″ $679.40
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) $50.00
Reconnect fee (after hours) $150.00
Stock transfer fee $55.00
Construction Meter Fees
Admin fee $70.00
Installation fee $140.00
Deposit $1500.00
Monthly service charge $282.11
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. For example, a shareholder using 30 HCF of water in a billing period would be charged $30.72 for 16 HCF at Tier 1 rates, $25.85 for 11 HCF at Tier 2 rates and $7.98 for 3 HCF at Tier 3 rates. This would result in a $64.55 volumetric charge for the billing period.  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 www.XpressBilPay.com 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. 

CHANGE OF
MAILING ADDRESS
ACCOUNT
UPDATE
OWNER TENANT SERVICE AFFIDAVIT

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 stockholder under Section 330.24 of the Civil Code of the State Of California.

If you have sold your property and have not notified us, please call (562) 866-9980 so that the stock can be transferred. All stockholders 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
(non-refundable)


Copy of Grant Deed or
Deed of Trust

REBATES

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.

www.bewaterwise.com

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.

www.centralbasin.org

SB998 Policy on Discontinuation of Residential Water Service for Non-Payment

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).

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