East Palo Alto, City of

2415 University Ave.

East Palo Alto, CA  94303

Web: http://www.ci.east-palo-alto.ca.us

American Water Enterprises

2415 University Avenue, 2nd Floor

East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Phone: (650) 322-2083                               Fax: (650) 325-5038

 

Service Area

 

Located in southeast San Mateo County, the City of East Palo Alto is a residential community with some commercial and industrial development.

 

System

 

Profile

 

Area Size

2.5 square miles

Service Population

29,143

Number of Accounts

5,179

Number of SF RWS Connections

3

Connections To SF RWS Mains

BDPL 1 and 2

Avg. Day Demand (mgd)

1.57

Avg. Day Purchases From SF RWS (mgd)

1.57

%  Demand Met With SF RWS Supplies

100.3%

Maximum Local Water Production (mgd)

0

Alternative Supply Sources

None

Interties With Other Agencies

Palo Alto, Menlo Park, O’Connor Tract Water Coop, Palo Alto Park Mutual - only to 2 Mutual companies and not in EPA’s direction

Local Storage (mg)

0

Days of Storage

0 - No storage: cannot sustain a loss of water independent of its interties. 3.6 mg of storage identified but approval/funding has yet to be secured.

 

Summary

 

The City of East Palo Alto receives all of its potable water supply from three SF RWS turnouts off BDPL 1 and 2. The third 72” pipe line is also in place, but not hooked up. All three turnouts are located in the northern portion of the district, and water is distributed directly to all of the customers within the district’s one pressure zone. The City’s water utility is operated and managed by a private contractor, American Water Enterprises. East Palo Alto sells a small amount of (SF RWS-supplied) water to Menlo Park under an existing agreement. Recently, Menlo Park is isolating its Distribution lines from that of East Palo Alto by cutting off and capping lines from the existing system.

 

There are no storage facilities or alternate potable water supply sources within the City. The City has one emergency well currently not certified for potable use.

 

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

951,828

1,012,810

723,320

 768,310

Resale SF RWS (Menlo Park)

-44,166

-4,557

-4,280

- 2,536 

Local Groundwater

0

2,686

1,000

0

Recycled Water

0

0

0

0

Other

0

0

0

606

Total

907,662

1,010,939

720,040

768,916

mgd equivalent

1.86

2.07

1.48

 1.58

 

 

 

 

 

Demand by Sector

 

 

 

 

Residential

671,437

653,028

645,589

514,992

Commercial/Industrial

181,956

153,188

141,482

277,171

Other

0

19,402

24,366

31,276

Unaccounted for

54,269

185,321

-91,397

-54,523

Total

907,662

1,010,939

811,437

768,916

mgd equivalent

1.86

2.07

1.48

1.58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per Capita Use

Actual
FY 11-12
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 12-13
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 13-14
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 14-15
(gpcpd)

Residential

55

52

51

36

Gross

74

80

57

54

 

Facilities and Distribution

Wells

 

Name

Capacity (gpm)

Status

EPACWD Well

0.2

Standby

Total

0.2

 

Interties

Name

No.

Diameter
(in.)

Palo Alto

1

6

O’Connor

1

6

Menlo Park

> 1

6