Sunnyvale, City of

Environmental Services Department

P.O. Box 3707

Sunnyvale, California  94088-3707

Phone: (408) 730-7510                               Fax: (408) 736-1611

Web: http://sunnyvale.ca.gov/Departments/EnvironmentalServices/Water.aspx

 

Service Area

 

The City of Sunnyvale is an urban industrial and residential community located at the south end of the Peninsula in Santa Clara County, with a service area for the water utility contiguous with its city limits. California Water Service also serves several small areas within the City.

 

System

 

Profile

 

Area Size

24 square miles

Service Population

148,028

Number of Accounts

31,051

Number of SF RWS Connections

6

Connections To SF RWS Mains

BDPL 3 and 4

Avg. Day Demand (mgd)

15.97

Avg. Day Purchases From SF RWS (mgd)

 7.94

%  Demand Met With SF RWS Supplies

49.7%

Maximum Local Water Production (mgd)

1.13

Alternative Supply Sources

Local Groundwater

Interties With Other Agencies

CWS, SCVWD, Mountain View, Cupertino

Local Storage (mg)

27.5

Days of Storage

More Than 1 Day - Length of storage based on loss of all sources of supply. With loss of SF RWS supply only, City can utilize wells, SCVWD or excess capacity from other zones to meet 8 hour outage.

 

Summary

 

Sunnyvale’s water utility receives water supplied from SF RWS via 6 turnouts off BDPL 3 and 4 in the northern section of the City. The SCVWD connections are located in the far southwest corner of the City. Water from SCVWD is primarily served from the District’s Rinconada WTP. A few formerly unincorporated County of Santa Clara pockets are currently served by CWS, backed up by interties with the City.

 

Groundwater is provided by 7 active wells, with 1 well on stand-by status. Water from these wells meets all current drinking water standards without treatment. The wells are used to meet peaking requirements and to supply water for fire and other emergencies. Due to the overall cost of producing well water, including pump tax, power, operation and maintenance expenses, and amortization, it is cost-effective for the City to maximize use of water from SF RWS and SCVWD.

 

The City has 10 ground storage tanks, with a minimum of 1 storage tank in every zone, and additional tanks located at water plants in the City.

 

The potable distribution system is completely interconnected and includes 3 pressure zones, 21 booster pumps, 3,310 fire hydrants, more than 10,000 manual and automatic valves, and 280 miles of mains. Recycled non-potable water is used for irrigation services.

 

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

4,436,721

4,526,510

4,046,527

3,874,640

Santa Clara Valley WD

3,794,468

4,879,185

4,495,704

3,276,953

Local Groundwater

102,614

47,631

452,589

506,472

Surface Water

0

0

0

0

Recycled Water

131,921

0

0

137,016

Other

0

0

0

0

Total

8,465,724

9,453,326

8,994,820

7,795,081

mgd equivalent

17.35

19.37

 18.43

15.97

 

 

 

 

 

Demand by Sector

 

 

 

 

Residential

5,563,923

5,924,513

5,729,468

4,885,613

Commercial/Industrial

1,774,634

1,771,618

1,859,237

1,710,519

Other

116,875

159,311

132,172

1,821,591

Dedicated Irrigation

1,395,086

1,514,208

1,705,099

857,993

Unaccounted for

-384,794

83,676

-431,156

229,884

Total

8,465,724

9,453,326

8,994,820

7,795,081

mgd equivalent

17.35

19.37

 18.43

15.97

 

 

 

 

 

Per Capita Use

Actual
FY 11-12
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 12-13
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 13-14
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 14-15
(gpcpd)

Residential

80

83

80

68

Gross (Less Recycled Water)

120

133

125

106

 

Facilities and Distribution

 

Storage Reservoirs

 

Designation

Type

Capacity (gallons)

 

Designation

Type

Capacity (gallons)

Wolfe-Evelyn

Steel

5,000,000

 

Central 1

Steel

500,000

Mary-Carson 1

Steel

5,000,000

 

Central 2

Steel

500,000

Mary-Carson 2

Steel

5,000,000

 

Hamilton 1

Steel

500,000

Wright Avenue 1

Steel

5,000,000

 

Hamilton 2

Steel

500,000

Wright Avenue 2

Steel

5,000,000

 

Hamilton 3

Steel

500,000

 

 

 

 

Total

 

27,500,000

 

Wells

 

Name

Capacity (mgd)

Status

Westmoor

0.8

Active

Serra

0.9

Active

Ortega

2.0

Active

Raynor

2.7

Active

Hamilton (1).

2.0

Active

Hamilton (2).

2.0

Active

Losse

0

Standby

Central

0.7

Inactive

Schroeder

0

Destroyed

Total

11.1

 

 

Interties

 

Name

No.

Diameter
(in.)

SCVWD

2

30, 12

Santa Clara

3

10

 

2

12

 

1

8

CWS

5

6

 

1

8

Cupertino

1

12

Mountain View

2

8

 

1

6