Milpitas, City of

Public Works Department, Engineering Division

455 East Calaveras Boulevard

Milpitas, California  95035-5411

Phone: (408) 586-3300                               Fax: (408) 586-3305

Web: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/

 

Service Area

 

The City of Milpitas is located in northeastern Santa Clara County.

 

System

 

Profile

 

Area Size

13.6 square miles

Service Population

70,800

Number of Accounts

15,775

Number of SF RWS Connections

4 - Sunnyhills (Washington), Calaveras, Main (Hammond), and Gibraltar Tank (intertie).

Connections To SF RWS Mains

BDPL 3 and 4

Avg. Day Demand (mgd)

9.14

Avg. Day Purchases From SF RWS (mgd)

5.13

%  Demand Met With SF RWS Supplies

56.1%

Maximum Local Water Production (mgd)

0

Alternative Supply Sources

Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD), South Bay Water Recycling (SBWR), Pinewood Well

Interties With Other Agencies

Alameda County Water District (ACWD), San Jose Water Company (SJWC)

Local Storage (mg)

16.3

Days of Storage

1.4 - All 6 zones can meet the 8 hr criteria, ranging from 9 hours to 31 hours at maximum day.

 

Summary

 

The City of Milpitas owns and operates its own water utility. The northern and eastern areas are supplied primarily by the SF RWS, while the remaining areas are supplied by SCVWD. With some exceptions, residents receive SF RWS water, while industrial and commercial areas receive SCVWD water. The City does not blend SF RWS and SCVWD waters under normal operations, but they can be blended during emergency situations.

 

The City’s distribution system consists of 5 turnouts, 9 pressure regulator valves, 4 emergency pressure regulator valves, 5 pumping stations, 5 storage tanks, and 1 well.

 

The City has emergency interties with ACWD to the north and SJWC to the south. The City has one well, Pinewood Well, which can provide water to one SF RWS-supplied zone during emergencies. Another well is under construction to supplement water supply during emergencies.

 

Since 1997, the City has been receiving non-potable recycled water from South Bay Water Recycling (SBWR) Program.

 

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

3,060,055

3,115,000

3,194,000

2,503,640

Santa Clara Valley WD

1,496,482

1,443,000

1,335,500

1,548,876

Recycled Water

380,870

417,000

379,000

409,507

Other

0

0

0

0

Total

4,937,407

4,975,000

4,908,500

4,462,023

mgd equivalent

10.12

10.20

9.19

 9.14

 

 

 

 

 

Demand by Sector

 

 

 

 

Residential

2,123,434

2,173,280

2,103,513

1,943,194

Commercial/Industrial

1,248,205

1,329,861

1,166,300

1,200,415

Other

139,195

150,055

131,419

538,925

Dedicated Irrigation

973,301

1,034,743

558,749

581,420

Unaccounted for

453,272

287,061

526,843

198,069

Total

4,937,407

4,975,000

4,908,028

4,462,023

mgd equivalent

10.12

10.20

9.19

 9.14

 

 

 

 

 

Per Capita Use

Actual
FY 11-12
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 12-13
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 13-14
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 14-15
(gpcpd)

Residential

61

66

62

56

Gross (Less Recycled Water)

132

138

133

117

 

Facilities and Distribution

 

Storage Reservoirs

 

Designation

Type

Capacity (mg)

SFPUC – Gibraltar

Prestressed Concrete

5.00

SFPUC – Ayer

Prestressed Concrete

5.60

SFPUC – Tularcitos

Steel

0.31

SFPUC – Minnis

Steel

0.35

SCVWD – Gibraltar

Prestressed Concrete

5.00

Total

 

16.26

 

Wells

 

 

 

Interties

 

 

Name

Capacity (mgd)

Status

 

Name

No.

Diameter
(in.)

Pinewood*

1.7

Active

 

SCVWD*

41

6 - 24

Total

1.7

 

 

SJWC

1

6

*Emergency use

 

 

ACWD

2

8

 

 

 

 

*Emergency and Isolation Valves included.