FANTASTIC BREAKING NEWS: Golden State Water lost again!
First, Ojai won in lower court when Golden State Water sued to prevent Casitas Water from taking over the system. 
Second, GSW appealed that decision in appellate court and lost. 
Today, the State Supreme Court refused to hear GSW’s final appeal. Ojai and Claremont are now free to proceed against GSW. This is a huge blow to Golden State Water, and their high priced legal team. This is a very important result. 
Now if the majority of GSW customers in our Cowan Heights System truly want GSW gone, it can be done!
 May 6th Community Meeting Was A Success!
Golden State Water (GSW) Meeting in Ojai, CA October, 25 2011
GSW explains the costs and issues in taking over their water district.  This is an excellent explanation of the issues involved. 

CBS2 Investigates: Water Company Asks For 24 Percent Rate Hike While Refusing To Divulge Spending Reports
September 24, 2012 11:35 PM

SoCal Town Organizes Mutiny Against Water Company Over High Rates
May, 5 2012
CBS San Francisco Channel 5 Reports
Ojai's Fight Against Golden State Water

The following videos will give you a good understanding of the ills of privatization of water.  Please consider that water is the most valuable resource on the planet.