For over 25 years, Schaaf & Wheeler has designed potable water infrastructure for San Jose Water Company to provide water to new and existing communities throughout the South Bay. In the hills southwest of San Jose, Highlands of Los Gatos features a new development of upscale, semi-rural homes. These properties required drinking and emergency fire water connections. Schaaf & Wheeler designed a duplex booster station, water lines, and storage tanks for this new community.
The Highland’s project required design and construction of water access to the 25 new homes. Schaaf & Wheeler expanded the system design to include service to 20 existing properties in the area. All homes in the new service area have fire protection now, which was previously absent due of the secluded nature of their location. The new pump station conveys water into this uphill community and the added storage tank increases water access and availability.