Menlo Park, City of

Menlo Park Municipal Water Department

701 Laurel Street

Menlo Park, California  94025-3483

Phone: (650) 330-6750                               E-mail: water@menlopark.org

Website

 

Service Area

 

The City of Menlo Park, a balanced mix of residential, commercial and industrial users, is located in southern San Mateo County.

 

System

 

Profile

 

Area Size

4 square miles

Service Population

17,071

Number of Accounts

4,368

Number of SF RWS Connections

5

Connections To SF RWS Mains

3 connections to BDPL 1 and 2 via Ivy Drive at Hill, Chilco and Madera; 1 connection to BDPL via Sharon Park Drive at Lassen; 1 connection to the Palo Alto Pipeline

Avg. Day Demand (mgd)

2.86

Avg. Day Purchases From SF RWS (mgd)

2.86

%  Demand Met With SF RWS Supplies

100%

Maximum Local Water Production (mgd)

0

Alternative Supply Sources

None

Interties With Other Agencies

CWS - Bear Gulch District, Redwood City, East Palo Alto, O'Conner Tract Water Coop, Palo Alto Park Mutual Water Co.

Local Storage (mg)

5.5 mg

Days of Storage

0.65

 

Summary

 

The City of Menlo Park purchases most of its water directly from the SF RWS, and the remainder from East Palo Alto, whose source is also SF RWS. One SF RWS turnout serves the Sharon Heights area along Sand Hill Road and Highway 280, and four turnouts serve portions of the City north and east of El Camino Real near Highway 101 and Willow Road. The distribution system includes one pump station, two storage reservoirs, and 59 miles of mains.

 

The two reservoirs supply the Sharon Heights area. No storage exists in the areas supplied north and east of El Camino Real. However, this area has emergency interties with California Water Service (CWS), Redwood City, O'Connor Tract Water Coop, East Palo Alto and Palo Alto Park Mutual Water Co. CWS is the primary emergency source
of water for Menlo Park.

 

Water Supply and Demand

 

Supply by Source

Actual
FY 14-15
(ccf)

Actual
FY 15-16
(ccf)

Actual
FY 16-17
(ccf)

Actual
FY 17-18
(ccf)

San Francisco Water

1,287,136

1,074,516

1,153,760

1,393,425

Resale SF RWS Purchase

0

0

0

0

Other

0

0

0

0

Total

1,287,136

1,074,516

1,153,760

1,393,425

mgd equivalent

2.64

2.20

2.36

2.86

 

 

 

 

 

Demand by Sector

 

 

 

 

Residential

566,933

469,556

509,673

563,673

Commercial/Industrial

517,551

444,993

541,163

506,000

Other

67,003

55,167

63,640

80,463

Dedicated Irrigation

148,509

1,011

133,276

158,074

Unaccounted for

-12,860

103,789

-93,992

85,215

Total

1,287,136

1,074,516

1,153,760

1,393,425

mgd equivalent

2.64

2.20

2.36

2.86

 

 

 

 

 

Per Capita Use

Actual
FY 14-15
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 15-16
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 16-17
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 17-18
(gpcpd)

Residential

76

60

65

68

Gross

172

1.37

147

167

 

 

Facilities and Distribution

Storage Reservoirs

 

Designation

Type

Capacity (mg)

Reservoir 1

Storage

2.0

Reservoir 2

Storage

3.5

Total

 

5.5

 

Interties

 

Name

No.

Diameter
(in.)

CWS – Bear Gulch

3

6, 8, 10

East Palo Alto

1

12

O'Conner Tract

1

6

Redwood City

1

6

Palo Alto Park

1

6