Menlo Park, City of

Menlo Park Municipal Water

701 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, California  94025-3483

Phone: (650) 330-6750                               E-mail: water@menlopark.org

Website

 

Service Area

 

The City of Menlo Park, a balanced mix of residential, commercial and industrial users, is located in southern San Mateo County.

 

System

 

Profile

 

Area Size

4 square miles

Service Population

19,297

Number of Accounts

4,334

Number of SF RWS Connections

5

Connections To SF RWS Mains

3 connections to BDPL 1 and 2 via Ivy Drive at Hill, Chilco and Madera; 1 connection to BDPL via Sharon Park Drive at Lassen; 1 connection to the Palo Alto Pipeline

Avg. Day Demand (mgd)

2.83

Avg. Day Purchases From SF RWS (mgd)

2.83

%  Demand Met With SF RWS Supplies

100%

Maximum Local Water Production (mgd)

0

Alternative Supply Sources

None

Interties With Other Agencies

CWS - Bear Gulch District, Redwood City, East Palo Alto, O'Conner Tract Water Coop, Palo Alto Park Mutual Water Co.

Local Storage (mg)

5.5 mg

Days of Storage

0.65

 

Summary

 

The City of Menlo Park purchases most of its water directly from the SF RWS, and the remainder from East Palo Alto, whose source is also SF RWS. One SF RWS turnout serves the Sharon Heights area along Sand Hill Road and Highway 280, and four turnouts serve portions of the City north and east of El Camino Real near Highway 101 and Willow Road. The distribution system includes one pump station, two storage reservoirs, and 59 miles of mains.

 

The two reservoirs supply the Sharon Heights area. No storage exists in the areas supplied north and east of El Camino Real. However, this area has emergency interties with California Water Service (CWS), Redwood City, O'Connor Tract Water Coop, East Palo Alto and Palo Alto Park Mutual Water Co. CWS is the primary emergency source
of water for Menlo Park.

 

Water Supply and Demand

 

Supply by Source

Actual
FY 17-18
(ccf)

Actual
FY 18-19
(ccf)

Actual
FY 19-20
(ccf)

Actual
FY 20-21
(ccf)

San Francisco Water

1,393,425

1,576,137

1,442,176

1,379,039

Resale SF RWS Purchase

0

0

0

0

Other

0

0

0

0

Total

1,393,425

1,576,137

1,442,176

1,379,039

mgd equivalent

2.86

3.23

2.96

2.83

 

 

 

 

 

Demand by Sector

 

 

 

 

Residential

563,673

525,857

597,601

600,474

Commercial/Industrial

506,000

531,748

488,095

436,302

Other

80,463

83,394

114,087

128,222

Dedicated Irrigation

158,074

158,041

188,177

155,024

Unaccounted for

85,215

277,097

54,216

59,017

Total

1,393,425

1,576,137

1,442,176

1,379,039

mgd equivalent

2.86

3.23

2.96

2.83

 

 

 

 

 

Per Capita Use

Actual
FY 17-18
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 18-19
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 19-20
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 20-21
(gpcpd)

Residential

68

61

67

64

Gross

167

150

162

146

 

 

Facilities and Distribution

Storage Reservoirs

 

Designation

Type

Capacity (mg)

Reservoir 1

Storage

2.0

Reservoir 2

Storage

3.5

Total

 

5.5

 

Interties

 

Name

No.

Diameter
(in.)

CWS – Bear Gulch

3

6, 8, 10

East Palo Alto

1

12

O'Conner Tract

1

6

Redwood City

1

6

Palo Alto Park

1

6