Mountain View, City of

Public Services Division

231 North Whisman Road

Mountain View, California  94043

Phone: (650) 903-6329                               Fax: (650) 962-8079

Web: http://www.mountainview.gov

 

Service Area

 

The City of Mountain View is located in north Santa Clara County on the Peninsula, between the cities of Sunnyvale and Palo Alto.

 

System

 

Profile

 

Area Size

12 square miles

Service Population

 76,413

Number of Accounts

17,857

Number of SF RWS Connections

2 turnouts/ 6 meters

Connections To SF RWS Mains

BDPL 3 and 4

Avg. Day Demand (mgd)

9.09

Avg. Day Purchases From SF RWS (mgd)

 7.40

%  Demand Met With SF RWS Supplies

81.4%

Maximum Local Water Production (mgd)

2.4

Alternative Supply Sources

Local Groundwater, SCVWD, Recycled

Interties With Other Agencies

Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, SCVWD, CWS

Local Storage (mg)

17.0

Days of Storage

Note: With loss of SF RWS supply only, City can utilize wells, SCVWD or storage within zones or excess capacity from other zones to meet 8-hour outage or Minimum Winter Demand.

 

Summary

 

The City of Mountain View primary water supplier is the SF RWS. The Santa Clara Valley Water District supplies treated water and Mountain View supplies groundwater. California Water Service also provides water to a small part of Mountain View. Mountain View system distributes water to three pressure zones via 158 miles of main, with inter-zonal connections that allow water to flow from one adjacent zone to another. Mountain View has four water storage facilities.

 

Mountain View has 2 active wells (six currently out of service). The wells influence each other, resulting in varied maximum and simultaneous flows. They have not been operated at their maximum due to various maintenance and operational issues.

 

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

4,346,523

4,389,474

4,373,263

3,611,194

Santa Clara Valley WD

490,793

546,917

529,137

400,146

Local Groundwater

158,302

134,195

209,370

245,464

Recycled Water

236,492

164,156

151,603

178,779

Total

5,232,110

5,234,742

5,263,373

4,435,583

mgd equivalent

10.72

10.73

10.79

9.09

 

 

 

 

 

Demand by Sector

 

 

 

 

Residential

2,683,868

2,715,045

2,752,779

2,331,572

Commercial/Industrial

959,579

948,869

901,854

836,989

Other

3,576

6,156

7,445

7,947

Dedicated Irrigation

1,158,060

1,295,694

1,256,417

1,030,128

Unaccounted for*

427,027

268,978

344,878

228,947

Total

5,232,110

5,234,742

5,263,373

4,435,583

mgd equivalent

10.72

10.73

10.79

9.09

 

 

 

 

 

Per Capita Use

Actual
FY 11-12
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 12-13
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 13-14
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 14-15
(gpcpd)

Residential

75

74

75

63

Gross

139

140

139

114

 

Facilities and Distribution

 

Storage Reservoirs

 

Designation

Type

Capacity (gallons)

 

Designation

Type

Capacity (gallons)

Miramonte

Concrete

700,000

 

Whisman

Concrete

6,000,000

Miramonte

Concrete

2,300,000

 

Graham

Concrete

8,000,000

 

 

 

 

Total

 

17,000,000

 

Wells

 

Name

Capacity (mgd)

Status

 

Name

Capacity (mgd)

Status

Well 10

1.2

OOS

 

Well 21

1.1

Active

Well 17

0.2

OOS

 

Well 22

1.1

Active

Well 19

0.7

Active

 

Well 23*

1.3

Active

Well 20

1.5

Active

 

Total

7.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interties

 

Name

No.

Diameter (in.)

 

 

 

 

Palo Alto

2

6

 

 

 

 

Sunnyvale

3

6, 8, 8

 

 

 

 

SCVWD

1

24