Burlingame, City of

501 Primrose Road

Burlingame, California  94010-3997

Phone: (650) 558-7230                               Fax (650) 685-9310

Web: http://www.burlingame.org/p_w/water/water_system.htm

 

Service Area

 

The City of Burlingame is located in central San Mateo County. Burlingame’s water system serves the entire area within its city limits, portions of the unincorporated Burlingame Hills area, and a few properties in San Mateo and Hillsborough.

 

System

 

Profile

Area Size

5.5 square miles

Service Population

 30,282

Number of Accounts

9,137

Number of SF RWS Connections

6

Connections To SF RWS Mains

Crystal Springs #2 and #3, Sunset Pipeline

Avg. Day Demand (mgd)

3.97

Avg. Day Purchases From SF RWS (mgd)

3.67

%  Demand Met With SF RWS Supplies

92.4%

Maximum Local Water Production (mgd)

0

Alternative Supply Sources

None

Interties With Other Agencies

California Water Service Company (CWS) – City of San Mateo, Town of Hillsborough, City of Millbrae

Local Storage (mg)

2.941

Days of Storage

1.2 days in six out of eight zones on maximum day, the remaining two zones have 0.2 days.

 

Summary

 

The City of Burlingame receives all of its water supply from six SF RWS turnouts located along El Camino Real. Water is pumped from the turnouts to five storage tanks and to two reservoirs located at higher elevations in the City’s distribution system.

 

Burlingame’s water system is divided into two sections. Water for the hills area is supplied by water pumped into tanks and reservoirs; and water for the lower elevation area is supplied directly from the SF RWS turnouts.

 

For emergency water supply, Burlingame has connections to California Water Service Company, which serves the City of San Mateo, and connections to the Town of Hillsborough and the City of Millbrae water systems.

 

Water Supply and Demand

 

Supply by Source

Actual
FY 11-12
(ccf)

Actual
FY 12-13
(ccf)

Actual
FY 13-14
(ccf)

Actual
FY 14-15
(ccf)

San Francisco Water

2,012,282

1,952,965

2,001,619

1,791,539

Recycled Water

146,400

146,400

146,400

146,400

Other

0

0

0

0

Total

2,158,682

2,099,365

2,001,619

1,937,939

mgd equivalent

4.42

4.30

4.40

3.97

 

 

 

 

 

Demand by Sector

 

 

 

 

Residential

1,167,336

1,178,972

1,179,652

1,000,212

Commercial/Industrial

496,385

496,130

426,610

436,073

Other

36,454

152,075

135,455

36,765

Dedicated Irrigation

118,114

125,393

103,322

83,796

Unaccounted for

340,393

146,795

302,980

83,796

Total

2,158,682

2,099,365

2,001,619

1,937,939

mgd equivalent

4.42

4.30

4.40

3.97

 

 

 

 

 

Per Capita Use

Actual
FY 10-11
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 11-12
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 12-13
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 13-14
(gpcpd)

Residential

79

80

80

62

Gross

136

132

135

111

 

Facilities and Distribution

 

Storage Reservoirs

 

Designation

Type

Capacity (gallons)

 

Designation

Type

Capacity (gallons)

Alcazar Tanks

Dual, Circular, Steel

100,000

 

Hillside Reservoir

Rectangular, Concrete

1,500,000

Donnelly Tanks

Dual, Circular, Steel

100,000

 

Mills Tank

Circular, Prestressed Concrete

1,071,000

 

 

 

 

Skyview Reservoir

Rectangular, Concrete

170,000

 

 

 

 

 

Total

2,941,000

 

Interties

 

Name

No.

Diameter
(in.)

 

Name

No.

Diameter
(in.)

CWS – City of San Mateo

2

6

 

Millbrae

2

6

 

1

8

 

 

3

8

Hillsborough

4

6

 

 

1

10

 

 

 

 

 

2

12