MacArthur & Davenport Pipeline Replacement Project

pipeline-construction-activities.jpgBeginning summer 2017, EBMUD crews will be installing two new water pipelines to improve water service in your neighborhood. The project will be done in two phases with the north side of the project replacing an 8-inch pipe and a 24-inch. We will be working on the pipelines that starts on the corner of 39th Avenue and Bayo Street and end in Davenport Avenue in Oakland.

The south side of the project will go from the corner of Seminary and Sunnymere Avenues and end on Greenly Drive and Field Street. For a full diagram of the planned construction, please see maps of the construction route. We expect to complete pipeline installation by February 2019, with final paving in spring 2019 and final project completion by summer 2019.

What to expect during construction

Equipment and materials will be temporarily located in your neighborhood during construction. 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.


Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will provide traffic control, but residents may experience delays up to ten minutes 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.


Laura Luong, Community Affairs Representative
Phone: 510-287-0140

Contractors: For bid opportunities on EBMUD projects, see Business center.

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