Mountain View, City of

Public Services Division

231 North Whisman Road

Mountain View, California  94043

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

Web: 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

79,772

Number of Accounts

17,618

Number of SF RWS Connections

3 turnouts/ 9 meters

Connections To SF RWS Mains

BDPL 3 and 4

Avg. Day Demand (mgd)

9.18

Avg. Day Purchases From SF RWS (mgd)

 7.67

%  Demand Met With SF RWS Supplies

83%

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 16-17
(ccf)

Actual
FY 17-18
(ccf)

Actual
FY 18-19
(ccf)

Actual
FY 19-20
(ccf)

San Francisco Water

3,485,016

3,617,700

3,519,587

3,740,804

Santa Clara Valley WD

391,915

428,455

435,348

463,239

Local Groundwater

54,628

49,973

105,363

112,912

Recycled Water

193,460

197,365

160,299

160,299

Total

4,125,019

4,293,493

4,220,597

4,477,254

mgd equivalent

8.45

8.80

8.65

9.18

 

 

 

 

 

Demand by Sector

 

 

 

 

Residential

2,175,622

2,333,365

2,275,480

2,428,520

Commercial/Industrial

755,605

777,451

782,463

732,085

Other

9,904

13,672

1,446

3,190

Dedicated Irrigation

773,367

996,185

970,445

1,156,950

Non-Revenue Water*

410,521

172,820

190,763

156,509

Total

4,125,019

4,293,493

4,220,597

4,477,254

mgd equivalent

8.45

8.80

8.65

9.18

 

 

 

 

 

Per Capita Use

Actual
FY 16-17
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 17-18
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 18-19
(gpcpd)

Actual
FY 19-20
(gpcpd)

Residential

57

61

59

62

Gross

104

106

104

111

 

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

 

17,300,000

 

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