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.

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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. At WaterZen, we review these reports and make the information available, in a concise, straightforward, and easy-to-understand way.

Lead Report (2017)

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WaterZen Rating

Lead levels in the drinking water of some cities across the United States are too high, potentially creating public-health issues for the people living in those areas.

What about Bakersfield Water? How much lead is in your drinking water? And how do those levels compare to other cities in the state? We examined data from hundreds of cities across the nation to understand and grade your water quality.

As you can see, Bakersfield Water received the best-possible grade because the amounts of contaminants found in the water supply were better than the Public Health Goal and most other water providers we've analyzed.

Lead Report (2017)

A

WaterZen Rating

Lead levels in the drinking water of some cities across the United States are too high, potentially creating public-health issues for the people living in those areas.

What about Bakersfield Water? How much lead is in your drinking water? And how do those levels compare to other cities in the state? We examined data from hundreds of cities across the nation to understand and grade your water quality.

As you can see, Bakersfield Water received the best-possible grade because the amounts of contaminants found in the water supply were better than the Public Health Goal and most other water providers we've analyzed.

Contact City of Bakersfield Water Resources Department Customer Service

Have a Question, Issue or Comment?

Main Customer Service

Physical Address:
1000 Buena Vista Road
Bakersfield, California 93311

661-326-3715
water@bakersfieldcity.us

Emergency (24 hours - broken water main or pipeline, etc.)
661-326-3715

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 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 has made it pretty simple with the following online form. Starting service generally takes just two business days.

Click here to fill out a Start Service Form.

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.

Click here to fill out a Stop Service Form.

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