Safely providing electricity, water, and gas to Catalina Island is our top priority. Below is helpful information about these services for Catalina Island's 4,100 residents, its commercial and industrial customers, and its one million annual visitors.
Since 1962, we’ve been providing water service to Catalina Island through water storage, wells, water treatment and distribution, and, more recently, a desalination plant.
On Oct. 30, 2020, SCE filed a General Rate Case application with the California Public Utilities Commission to increase water rates. For more information, view the Notice of Application and Energized story.
Effective July 11, 2022, Stage 1 Mandatory Water Conservation is in Effect
Stage 1 activates when the water level in the Middle Ranch Reservoir drops below the 600-acre-foot level. On June 6, 2022, the Middle Ranch Reservoir water level was measured at 588.9 acre-feet. If you would like to monitor the Middle Ranch Reservoir’s water level status, please visit the City of Avalon website for the latest update.
On June 10, 2022, SCE submitted a Tier 2 Advice Letter with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to activate Stage 1 of SCE’s Schedule 14.1 Staged Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing Plan (Water Rationing Plan) for the Catalina Island water system.
SCE notified customers of Stage 1 activation in June 2022. Stage 1 includes restrictions and prohibitions on non-essential water use.
On September 28, 2018, Senate Bill (SB) 998, the Water Protection Shutoff Act, was signed into law. The Water Protection Shutoff Act modified public and community water system practices regarding the discontinuation of residential water service for nonpayment.
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We also provide commercial and residential customers on Catalina Island with gas services. Below are answers to some questions you may have related to your gas service.
We generate electricity for Catalina Island using six diesel generators and 23 propane-powered microturbines, and we distribute that power using three distribution circuits that serve the entire island. Learn more about Catalina Island Repower Feasibility Study to replace the current diesel generators. Here are some useful ways to help you manage your electricity usage:
- Helpful tips: Low- to no-cost ways for you to maximize your savings.
- Get to Know Your Rate: Learn how residential rate plans work
- Rebates & Incentives: Get paid for purchasing energy-efficient appliances or participating in energy-saving programs
- Make your home more energy efficient
Still, have questions?
Commercial and residential customers on Catalina Island can call our dedicated customer support at 1-800-367-8851. For dedicated Catalina support, call Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.