Redwood City, City of

Community Development Department

1400 Broadway

Redwood City, California  94063-2505

Phone: (650) 780-7464                               Fax: (650) 780-7445

Web: http://www.redwoodcity.org/departments/public-works/water

 

Service Area

 

Redwood City is located in south San Mateo County. The City of Redwood City owns and operates its own water utility, and supplies water beyond its City limits, to portions of the Town of Woodside, the City of San Carlos, and unincorporated areas of the County.

 

System

 

Profile

 

Area Size

35 square miles

Service Population

87,059

Number of Accounts

23,555

Number of SF RWS Connections

13

Connections To SF RWS Mains

Bay Crossing 1 and 2, BDPL 1 and 2, BDPL 3 and 4

Avg. Day Demand (mgd)

8.40

Avg. Day Purchases From SF RWS (mgd)

7.77

%  Demand Met With SF RWS Supplies

92.4%

Maximum Local Water Production (mgd)

0

Alternative Supply Sources

Recycled water for landscape irrigation

Interties With Other Agencies

CWS -Bear Gulch, CWS - Mid- Peninsula, Mid-Peninsula WD, Menlo Park

Local Storage (mg)

21.24

Days of Storage

2.2 days storage. - 4 of 14 pressure zones have no storage facilities. The 4 zones without storage have emergency interties with other water agencies.

 

Summary

 

The City of Redwood City purchases all of its potable water from the SF RWS via 13 active meter connections. 7 of the turnouts are located off Bay Division Pipelines 1 and 2, 1 turnout is off BDPL 1, 2, and 3, and 5 turnouts are off BDPL 3 and 4.

 

The distribution system consists of 14 separate pressure zones, 10 pump stations and 264.5 miles of water mains. Pumps are located at 7 of the 11 storage sites. In addition, there are permanent generators at the Glenloch, Peninsula 1, and Peninsula 2 tanks, and 2 portable generators on stand-by.

 

The City has a total of 11 emergency interties with California Water Service of San Carlos, Mid-Peninsula Water District, and the City of 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

4,420,594

4,747,255

4,407,672

3,789,370

Recycled Water

298,491

310,053

323,213

310,329

Other

0

0

0

0

Total

4,719,085

5,057,308

4,730,885

4,099,699

mgd equivalent

9.67

10.36

9.70

8.40

 

 

 

 

 

Demand by Sector

 

 

 

 

Residential

3,106,595

3,078,065

3,092,119

2,666,567

Commercial/Industrial

1,036,811

816,841

824,233

766,108

Other

87,977

82,373

86,470

82,618

Dedicated Irrigation

595,713

601,418

681,737

579,350

Unaccounted for

-108,011

478,611

46,326

5,056

Total

4,719,085

5,057,308

4,730,885

4,099,699

mgd equivalent

9.67

10.36

9.70

8.40

 

 

 

 

 

Per Capita Use

Actual
FY 11-12
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 12-13
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 13-14
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 14-15
(gpcpd)

Residential

73

73

73

63

Gross (Less Recycled Water)

105

112

105

89

 

Facilities and Distribution

 

Storage Reservoirs

 

Designation

Type

Capacity (mg)

 

Designation

Type

Capacity (mg)

Easter Cross

Steel

0.10

 

Lakeview

Steel

1.00

Easter Bowl

Steel

1.20

 

Main City Zone

Steel

8.00

Glenloch

Steel

0.09

 

Main City Zone

Steel

3.75

Wilmington South

Steel

0.25

 

Redwood Shores

Steel

3.20

Cambridge

Steel

0.65

 

Redwood Shores

Steel

3.00

 

 

 

 

Total

 

21.24

 

Interties

 

Name

No.

Diameter
(in.)

 

Name

No.

Diameter
(in.)

BCWD

1

12

 

Douglas / Fairoaks

1

6

BCWD and CWS

1

12

 

CWS – Bear Gulch

2

6

Oakwood / El Camino

1

6

 

Bransten / Industrial

1

8

MPW

1

6

 

San Carlos

2

6, Fire Hose

Alameda / Edgewood

1

Fire Hose

 

Eaton

1

Fire Hose