The origin of the Palo Alto Park Mutual Water Company goes back to World War I, when two wells were drilled as a water supply for Camp Fremont ...
We serve “Quality on Tap”
We meet and adhere to both Federal and State Drinking water Standards (primary and secondary) for safe potable water.
Fire flow protection on demand. Maintain pressure ensure proper function of household appliances, and great showers.Water Sampling, Flushing, Repairs, and Preventive Maintenance,
Our waters comes from natural ground water wells.
Our system consists of 2 booster pumps, 2 storage tanks, (11,500 and 350,000 gal) & 5 well pumps. Pressure at 68 PSI: gridded with 8" mains that flow into 6" Mains.
Palo Alto Park Mutual Water Company is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation; a mutual water company incorporated in the state of California, owned by approximately 650 property owners in the Palo Alto Park area, a subdivision in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Its area of service covers homes between Bay Road, Glen Way, Menalto (across the Bayshore Freeway) Donohue and Menalto. The Palo Alto Park Mutual Water Company is a ground water system. Thus, the water deliver to the homes within its boundaries comes from underground lakes called aquifers. The water is pumped by five (5) wells, with depth from seventy feet to four hundred eighty-four feet at a rate ranging from one hundred twenty-five to eight hundred gallons per minute (GPM) in too two storage tanks with the capacity of 11,500 and 350,000 gallons. The water is chlorination at two injection points and then pumped through six and eight-inch water mains that has 70 fire hydrants that are 300 feet apart with a pressure of 68 PSI (pounds per square inch) by two variable speed booster pumps and can deliver over 1200 gallon a minute for more than a two hours duration. The Emergency generator test it self once a week and, should PG&E drop power for any reason, the emergency generator would then come on within 15 seconds and maintain our system.
Did you know?
“The original reason for building
many community water systems
in North America wasn't to deliver
safe drinking water—it was to fight
American Water Works Association.