Summit Reservoir Replacement

Summit Reservoir, Kensington & Berkeley

Summit Reservoir, Kensington & Berkeley

EBMUD is replacing the Summit Reservoir, located in Berkeley and Kensington. The reservoir was built in the 1890s and has had several upgrades that extended its life. Now the existing reservoir needs to be replaced. Planning studies call for one 3.5 million gallon water tank within the footprint of the existing reservoir basin. A new flow control valve which allows access to additional storage in nearby Woods Reservoir will be constructed for the project. The new tank at Summit, when combined with the tank at Woods Reservoir (3.1 million gallons) will provide about 6.6 million gallons of storage. Two pumping plants on the western side of the site have reached the end of their useful lives and will be replaced.

Workplan and schedule

As of December 2018, EBMUD’s new 3.5 million gallon Summit Reservoir tank is in service and the new pumps installed at the Shasta Woods Pumping Plant are being tested. All associated landscaping work is complete. Finishing site work including paving of access roads, water line tie in and paving on Spruce Street, as well as drain work and installation of metal bird structures will take place through early 2019. Standard project work hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Contact information

Sharla Sullivan, Community Affairs Representative
Phone: 510-287-7208

Emergencies or after-hours, call EBMUD at 866-403-2683.

Published studies and other resources

The Draft EIR, design illustration, and video showing the preferred design alternative are available below. The Final EIR includes both the Draft EIR and Responses to Comments.