Atascadero Mutual Water Company (AMWC) serves over 30,000 residents of Atascadero, with over 10,000 service connections. Our mission is to provide our shareholders with a continuous, safe, and reliable supply of water at a reasonable cost, while providing the highest level of customer service.
Don’t Be Surprised by Freezing Pipes
When the outside temperature drops, there is a chance your water pipes will freeze and break, potentially causing extensive property damage.
Take the following precautions to help prevent your pipes from freezing and possibly bursting:
Wrap all exterior pipes with insulation
Turn off any exterior water that you will not be using this winter
Drain any exterior lines you will not need to use, such as irrigation lines
Never leave home if your pipes are frozen, as a leak could have developed in your pipes and may not be detectable until after the pipes thaw. If you are planning to leave town when temperatures could dip into the freezing range, you may want to shut the water service off at your house. This could prevent flooding in your home (not to mention a large water bill) if a pipe freezes and breaks while you’re away.
If your house is equipped with fire sprinklers, consult with a fire protection professional before turning the water off!
Feel free to call AMWC if you have questions regarding freezing pipes.
Notice of Water Rate Increase
The Atascadero Mutual Water Company (AMWC) Board of Directors adopted new water and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) surcharge rates at its April 12, 2023, meeting. The average water bill for a single-family residential customer will increase by approximately $14.00 per month, including the PFAS surcharge. The new rates will become effective on June 15, 2023, and will be reflected on the bill you receive in late July, which is for service from mid-June to mid-July.
Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program
Applications are now being accepted for the new Low-Income Housing Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). The LIHWAP offers one-time assitance to eligible customers. To determine if you are eligible and to learn more about LIHWAP, visit CAPSLO Water Assistance.
Annual Water Quality Report (CCR)
We are pleased to present our annual water quality report covering all testing performed between January 1 and December 31, 2022. AMWC is dedicated to producing drinking water that meets all state and federal standards. We are committed to meeting the state's water source protection, water conservation, and community education goals, and serving the needs of all of our water users. Click here to view report [PDF]
PFAS Water Contamination
On May 21, 2019, Atascadero Mutual Water Company (AMWC) received the results of water samples that were analyzed for polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under the EPA's Unregulated Contaminant Rule. Click here for the latest information [PDF]
Each year, AMWC performs a survey of the water rates [PDF] used by other water purveyors in San Luis Obispo County. The average monthly water use for a single-family residence in AMWC’s service area is used for comparison. The actual average monthly use in other water purveyor’s service areas varies due to costs and/or other conditions.