last updated December 22, 2020
Pipeline Replacements: Construction is complete.
University Reservoir Replacement and University Pumping Plant Replacement
There are no planned water outages associated with this work. Allowable work hours are Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the University Pumping Plant site, and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the University Reservoir site, although actual work hours will vary. During construction, expect increased dust, noise, and traffic to and from the sites. There will be intermittent closure of Panoramic Way at University Pumping Plant between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. E-mail notices will be distributed in advance of planned closures. There are no planned closures of lower Panoramic Way (below Dwight Way).
Published studies and other resources
As part of the Panoramic Hill Improvements Project, EBMUD has completed two days of helicopter operations. This method of pipe delivery was a first for EBMUD, reducing community impacts and saving approximately 90 days worth of work in the streets.
The two deliveries took place in September 2016 and April 2017, delivering a total of approximately 6,900 feet of pipe to the top of the hill.
Helicopter delivery eliminated the challenge of delivering pipes via the narrow, winding roads of the Berkeley Hills. Usually, standard 40-foot-long pipes would have to be cut in half before delivery via truck through the neighborhood. Once the pipes arrived to the job site, crews would have to fuse the pipes back together before putting them in the ground.
EBMUD is constantly innovating on the best practices and materials to upgrade our aging infrastructure.
|Panoramic Hill Neighborhood Meeting Presentation June 6, 2016||5.4 MB|
|Approval of Panoramic Hill Water System Improvements - Notice of Exemption||<1 MB|