Provide water customers with high quality water at the lowest possible costs.
City is committed to providing its water customers with high quality water
at the lowest possible cost. Currently, the City purchases all of its
drinking water from the Hetch
Hetchy regional water system operated by the San
Francisco Public Utility Commission
(SFPUC). This water system delivers approximately 260 million gallons
of water per day, providing water to 2.4 million people in San Francisco, Santa
Clara, Alameda and San Mateo counties.
Redwood City’s water system covers approximately 10.3 square miles. It
serves the City of Redwood City and unincorporated regions, including Cañada
College and the Emerald Lake Hills area.
Service is provided between Highways 280 and 101, Whipple Avenue and Marsh
Road east of Highway 101, and in the Redwood Shores development. The
system has 208 miles of distribution mains, 12 storage reservoirs with 21 million
gallons of capacity, 10 pump stations, 1812 fire hydrants, 17 pressure zones
and 5376 valves.