Redwood City, City of

Public Works Services Department

1400 Broadway

Redwood City, California  94063-2505

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

Web: redwoodcity.org

 

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

90,518

Number of Accounts

23,847

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)

9.53

Avg. Day Purchases From SF RWS (mgd)

8.76

%  Demand Met With SF RWS Supplies

92%

Maximum Local Water Production (mgd)

0

Alternative Supply Sources

Recycled water for landscape irrigation, industrial, and dual pumped uses

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 16-17
(ccf)

Actual
FY 17-18
(ccf)

Actual
FY 18-19
(ccf)

Actual
FY 19-20
(ccf)

San Francisco Water

3,820,098

4,130,668

3,943,761

4,276,459

Recycled Water

294,771

331,757

302,909

374,651

Other

0

0

0

0

Total

4,114,869

4,462,425

4,246,670

4,651,110

mgd equivalent

8.43

9.14

8.70

9.53

 

 

 

 

 

Demand by Sector

 

 

 

 

Residential

2,399,189

2,614,393

2,569,896

2,723,209

Commercial/Industrial

703,482

723,900

701,754

647,016

Other

72,007

76,353

79,627

98,527

Dedicated Irrigation

502,184

611,365

594,772

721,453

Unaccounted for

438,007

436,414

300,621

460,905

Total

4,114,869

4,462,425

4,246,670

4,651,110

mgd equivalent

8.43

9.14

8.70

9.53

 

 

 

 

 

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

62

61

62

Gross (Less Recycled Water)

90

97

91

97

 

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.)

CWS - Bear Gulch

2

6, 6

 

Mid-Pen WD

1

12

CWS - Mid-Peninsula

4

8, 8, 8, 12

 

 

 

 

CWS - Mid-Peninsula

2

Hydrant to Hydrant

 

 

 

 

Menlo Park

1

Hydrant to Hydrant

 

 

 

 

Alameda / Edgewood

1

Fire Hose