Piedmont Pipeline Replacement Sunnyside/Olive/Oakland Ave

  Project Update

On July 16-17, EBMUD contractor will return to apply slurry seal to protect the street. During this time, there will be no vehicle access through the street from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow for construction and the slurry seal to cure. We anticipate this will only take one day to complete, but it may take up to two days to complete the entire alignment.

On July 20, EBMUD contractor will return to apply striping on the street. Typical work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Schedule is subject to change.

Project details

EBMUD crews completed installation of a new water pipeline to improve water service on Oakland Avenue, Olive Avenue and Sunnyside Avenue in Piedmont. 


Work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. No parking signs will be posted prior to construction. If you have special needs, please call us and we will make every effort to accommodate.


What to expect 

  • Equipment and materials will be temporarily located in your neighborhood during construction.
  • After the new water pipeline is installed, 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. 

Water service interruption 

Crews will notify you, in person or with a door hanger, regarding 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.


The asphalt paving applied daily is temporary and is designed to provide a safe road surface during construction. Final paving occurs after pipeline work is completed.

  Watch a video on how EBMUD paves streets following pipe replacements.   

Frequently asked questions  

  What construction impacts are expected when water pipelines are installed?  

  What work is happening near you? Use our interactive map.


Laura Luong, Community Affairs 
Email: Laura.Luong@ebmud.com  
Phone: 510-287-0140    
For after-hours assistance, please contact: 1-866-403-2683