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

Web: http://www.menlopark.org/131/water-district

 

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

15,342

Number of Accounts

8,160

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)

2.64

Avg. Day Purchases From SF RWS (mgd)

2.64

%  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 11-12
(ccf)

Actual
FY 12-13
(ccf)

Actual
FY 13-14
(ccf)

Actual
FY 14-15
(ccf)

San Francisco Water

1,571,933

1,580,278

1,724,965

1,287,136

Resale SF RWS Purchase

49,812

4,358

4,434

0

Other

0

0

0

0

Total

1,621,745

1,584,636

1,729,399

1,287,136

mgd equivalent

3.32

3.25

3.54

2.64

 

 

 

 

 

Demand by Sector

 

 

 

 

Residential

684,431

687,547

669,505

566,933

Commercial/Industrial

562,070

511,026

605,384

517,551

Other

86,337

81,601

82,272

67,003

Dedicated Irrigation

105,176

181,100

221,816

148,509

Unaccounted for

183,731

123,362

150,422

-12,860

Total

1,621,745

1,584,636

1,729,399

1,287,136

mgd equivalent

3.32

3.25

3.54

2.64

 

 

 

 

 

Per Capita Use

Actual
FY 11-12
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 12-13
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 13-14
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 14-15
(gpcpd)

Residential

99

99

85

76

Gross

234

229

221

172

 

 

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