June 8, 2018 Update
Construction is underway. If you have any questions or concerns, please call any of the contacts below, or speak with our crew in your neighborhood.
- Customers on Neilson Street are now served by a new pipe, customers on Tevlin, Terrace, and Albany Terrace will be transferred to the new pipe in the coming weeks.
- Crews are installing pipe on Evelyn and Santa Fe.
- Traffic controls are in place, expect 5-10 minute delays through the work zone.
- Anticipated completion (not including final paving): October 2018.
- The patch paving you will see is temporary, final paving will follow once all pipeline work is complete. If the temporary paving needs attention, please alert our crews or call one of the numbers below.
Pipe replacements on neighborhood streets
Beginning in March 2018, EBMUD crews will be installing new water pipelines to improve water service in your neighborhood. Work will begin in the area of Neilson Street (Sonoma to Watkins), Sonoma Avenue (Curtis to Neilson), and all of Terrace Street, Tevlin Court, and Albany Terrace. The project also includes Evelyn Avenue (Solano to Santa Fe), Talbot Avenue (Dartmouth to Santa Fe), Ramona Avenue (Solano to Santa Fe), and Santa Fe Avenue (Solano to Masonic). We expect to complete pipeline installation in winter 2018 with final paving to follow.
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 fall 2017, paving will follow afterwards. 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.
Tim Harris, Superintendent
David Katzev, Project Manager