City of Bakersfield Water Resources Department
The Bakersfield Water, under the City Water Resources Department, a municipal utility that manages the city's water rights to the Kern River, provides water for about 145,937 residents living in the Bakersfield area. Established in 1869, the City of Bakersfield Water Resources Department collects water from a combination of local groundwater produced by 77 active wells (treated where necessary to improve taste and odor), surface water from the Kern River (treated with municipal scale membrane filtration), and treated water purchased from the Kern County Water Agency.
Bakersfield City Drinking Water Quality
Consumer Confidence Water Quality Reports
Under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA requires City of Bakersfield Water Resources Department to assess local water quality each year and distribute a Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report.
The information in this report includes the source of your water, whether your water meets EPA standards, detailed tables of detected contaminants, detailed descriptions of those contaminants, possible reasons why they're present, and potential health effects (if any).
Read the Consumer Confidence Report for Bakersfield City main water system here:
Contact City of Bakersfield Water Resources Department Customer Service
Have a Question, Issue or Comment?
Main Customer Service
661-326-3715 (Mon–Fri, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM)
Emergency (24 hours - broken water main or pipeline, etc.)
Pay Your Bakersfield Water Bill
Already have an account?
If you already have an account, you just need to login to the Bakersfield Water site. Bakersfield Water accepts credit cards, debit, and direct deposit. Click here to login.
Want to create a new account?
You can create a new account on the Bakersfield Water website. Once you create the account, you can setup payment with credit, debit, or direct deposit. Click here to create an account.
Want to pay without an account?
You can make a one-time payment without creating an account. You will need to have your credit or debit card in order to make the one time payment. Click here to make a one time payment.
How to Start Bakersfield City Water Service
Starting Your Service
When you move to a new home in Bakersfield City, you'll most likely already have running water, but you'll still need to set up water service with the Bakersfield Water. Luckily, Bakersfield City has made it pretty simple with the following online form. Starting service generally takes just two business days.
Stopping Your Service
When you move out of a home in Bakersfield City, you'll need to stop your water service with the Bakersfield Water, so you don't keep getting billed. Simply fill out the following online form. Stopping service normally takes just two business days.