Santa Clara, City of

1500 Warburton Avenue

Santa Clara, California  95050-3792

Phone: (408) 615-2000                               Fax: (408) 247-0784

Web: http://santaclaraca.gov/waterandsewer

 

Service Area

 

The City of Santa Clara is located at the south end of the San Francisco Bay in Santa Clara County. The northern area of the City is predominantly commercial/industrial, while the southern part is primarily residential.

 

System

 

Profile

 

Area Size

19.3 square miles

Service Population

120,973

Number of Accounts

25,474

Number of SF RWS Connections

2

Connections To SF RWS Mains

BDPL 3 and 4

Avg. Day Demand (mgd)

20.02

Avg. Day Purchases From SF RWS (mgd)

1.87

%  Demand Met With SF RWS Supplies

9.4%

Maximum Local Water Production (mgd)

23.3 - This volume is historically sustainable for 1 month, but may not be sustainable for longer periods.

Alternative Supply Sources

Local Groundwater

Interties With Other Agencies

Santa Clara Valley WD

Local Storage (mg)

26.8

Days of Storage

1 - Length of storage based on loss of all sources of supply. All zones can meet the 8 hr criteria either separately or by pumping from zones with excess capacity. Well water, normally used supplementally, could supply peak demand in an emergency.

* Average daily demand includes recycled water

 

Summary

 

The City of Santa Clara purchases water from SF RWS and SCVWD. Two SF RWS turnouts off BDPL 3 and 4 supply the Northside tank and booster station, which distributes water to the northernmost pressure zone of the City. Water from SCVWD is delivered to the southwest portion of the City through the Santa Clara Distributary.

 

Water from 27 active wells meet current drinking water standards without treatment, and produce over half of the City’s water supply.

 

The City also operates a recycled water system, which is part of the South Bay Water Recycling system. Tertiary treated effluent from the jointly owned San Jose-Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plan is available for landscape irrigation and certain industrial uses, distributed within Santa Clara by about 20 miles of pipeline.

 

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

910,029

1,085,829

1,012,567

914,572

Santa Clara Valley WD

1,974,197

1,864,441

1,870,035

1,470,999

Local Groundwater

6,343,450

6,340,376

6,287,164

5,816,028

Recycled Water

1,347,819

1,404,586

1,587,740

1,567,103

Other

0

0

0

0

Total

10,575,495

10,695,232

10,757,506

9,768,702

mgd equivalent

21.67

21.92

 22.05

20.02

 

 

 

 

 

Demand by Sector

 

 

 

 

Residential

4,729,713

4,782,059

4,730,865

4,076,317

Commercial/Industrial

4,336,681

4,272,833

4,377,915

4,151,499

Other

1,001,974

1,065,318

1,156,381

1,043,433

Dedicated Irrigation

0

0

0

0

Unaccounted for

507,127

575,022

492,344

497,453

Total

10,575,495

10,695,232

10,757,943

9,768,702

mgd equivalent

21.67

21.92

 22.05

20.02

 

 

 

 

 

Per Capita Use

Actual
FY 11-12
(ccf)

Actual
FY 12-13
(ccf)

Actual
FY 13-14
(ccf)

Actual
FY 14-15
(ccf)

Residential

82

82

82

 67

Gross (Less Recycled Water)

160

160

159

139

 

Facilities and Distribution

 

Storage Reservoirs

 

Designation

Type

Capacity (mg)

Northside Tank 1

Steel

4.7

Northside Tank 2

Steel

4.7

Serra

Steel

13.2

Downtown

Steel

4.2

Total

 

26.8

 

Wells

 

Name

Capacity
(mgd)

Status

 

Name

Capacity
(mgd)

Status

Well 2-02

2.7

Active

 

Well 16-02

1.6

Active

Well 3-02

2.6

Active

 

Well 17-02

2.9

Active

Well 4

1.4

Active

 

Well 18-02

1.9

Active

Well 5-02

2.3

Active

 

Well 21

2.6

Active

Well 6.

2.4

Active

 

Well 22-02

1.7

Active

Well 7

1.7

Active

 

Well 23

2.6

Active

Well 8

1.6

Active

 

Well 24

2.2

Active

Well 9-02

1.5

Active

 

Well 25

1.3

Active

Well 10

2.4

Active

 

Well 26

1.4

Active

Well 11

2.5

Active

 

Well 28

2.8

Active

Well 12

2.1

Active

 

Well 29

2.7

Active

Well 13-02

2.4

Active

 

Well 30

2.0

Active

Well 14

1.6

Active

 

Well 34

1.4

Active

Well 15

1.2

Active

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

55.5

 

 

Interties

 

Name

No.

Diameter
(in.)

SCVWD

1

10