Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    Form 8-K
                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) October 1, 2007

                          AMERICAN STATES WATER COMPANY
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

        California                  001-14431                 95-4676679
      (State or other        (Commission File Number)      (I.R.S. Employer
      jurisdiction of                                     Identification No.)
     incorporation or

  630 East Foothill Blvd.
   San Dimas, California                                         91773
   (Address of principal                                      (Zip Code)
    executive offices)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (909) 394-3600


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                            Section 7 - Regulation FD

Item 7.01.  Regulation FD Disclosure

On October 1, 2007 American States Water Company announced today that its
American States Utility Services, Inc. ("ASUS") subsidiary has reached an
agreement to operate and maintain the water and wastewater systems at Fort
Bragg, North Carolina. A copy of the Company's press release is attached hereto
as Exhibit 99.1.

This Form 8-K and the attached exhibit are furnished to, but not filed with, the
Securities and Exchange Commission.


                  Section 9 - Financial Statement and Exhibits

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

Exhibit No.   Description
-----------   -----------
99.1          Press Release:  American  States Water Company  Announces Award of
              Privatization Contract for Fort Bragg, North Carolina



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                             AMERICAN STATES WATER COMPANY

Date: October 1, 2007                         /s/ Robert J. Sprowls
                                                  Robert J. Sprowls
                                           Sr. Vice President, Chief Financial
                                            Officer, Treasurer and Corporate