Humboldt Avenue neighborhood pipe replacements


Pipe replacements on neighborhood streets

Beginning in summer 2018, EBMUD crews will be installing new water pipelines to improve water service in your neighborhood. We will be working on Humboldt Avenue (Davis to Penniman), Bartlett Street (Davis to Brookdale), Galindo, Gray, and Custer Streets and Lyon Avenue (35th Ave to Harrington), Baxter Street (Galindo to end), Lynde Street (Humboldt to 35th Ave), Salisbury Street (34th Ave to 35th Ave), Davis Street (Harrington to Coolidge), 34th Avenue (Salisbury to Davis), and Logan and Hyde Streets (Fruitvale to Coolidge). 

What to expect 

Equipment and materials will be temporarily located in your neighborhood during construction. There will be some loss of parking each day in the immediate work area, and minor delays during the work. After installation of the new water pipeline, crews will transfer water services, install fire hydrants and make final connections. Once construction is completed, material and equipment will be removed within 1 to 2 weeks.

Schedule and work hours

Pipeline construction will start in summer 2018 and last through summer 2019, final paving will follow. Typical work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will provide traffic control, but residents may experience 10 minute delays when entering and leaving the work area. If you have special needs, please call us and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

Water service interruption

Crews will notify you, in person or with a door hanger, regarding any planned water service interruption to your property. After a service interruption, there may be air in the pipes that may loosen particles in your home plumbing. Close your toilet water supply valves, and then run water from your front hose bib, bathtub and/or cold water faucets for 1-3 minutes. This will dispel any air or loosened particles from your household pipes. If any water quality issues remain after flushing, please call us.

Paving and street surface

The asphalt paving applied daily is temporary and designed to provide a safe road surface during construction. Final paving will occur after pipeline work is completed. It may take up to 90 days before final paving is complete. 


Community Affairs  
phone: 510-287-0140 

Tim Harris, Superintendent 
phone: 510-287-0103

David Katzev, Project Manager 
phone: 510-287-2050