The East Bay Municipal Utility District is replacing an 18-million-gallon reservoir/tank, located on a 14.5 acre EBMUD site opposite 1050 Leland Drive in Lafayette. Known as the Leland Reservoir and constructed 1955, it serves the surrounding area and is approaching the end of its service life.
The reservoir will be demolished and replaced with two smaller and more seismically resilient concrete tanks within the existing reservoir basin. The existing access road would be rebuilt and realigned.
In addition to replacing the Reservoir, a 36-inch-diameter water pipeline will need to be set in the streets around the project site. Approximately 2,700 feet of 36-inch-diameter pipeline would be installed in Windsor Drive, Condit Road, and Leland Drive, and approximately 950 feet of 36-inch-diameter pipe would be installed on the Leland Reservoir site. The project is part of our on-going efforts to update and replace aging facilities, to maintain high water quality, and to insure reliability.
Construction is expected to occur over a three-year period, from 2024-2027.
On January 25, EBMUD released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) that assesses the impacts of the project and identifies ways to reduce and/or eliminate the construction impacts. The 45-day public review period was from January 25 – March 12, 2018.
Written responses to all significant environmental issues raised will be prepared and made available for review at least 10 days prior to the public hearing before the EBMUD Board of Directors, at which certification of the Final EIR will be considered. Comments received and the responses to comments will be included as part of the record for consideration by the Board of Directors.
Public meetings were held in August and September 2016 as well as February 2018 following publication of the Draft EIR.
The overall environmental review process schedule is as follows:
Kathryn Horn, Community Affairs
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|Leland Reservoir Final Environmental Impact Report||14.8 MB|
|Leland Reservoir February 8, 2018 DEIR Public Meeting Comments & Questions||<1 MB|
|February 8, 2018 Leland Reservoir DEIR Public Meeting Presentation||4.6 MB|
|Leland Reservoir Draft Environmental Impact Report||6.4 MB|
|Leland Reservoir Draft Environmental Impact Report Appendices||32.0 MB|
|September 28, 2016 Windsor Drive Neighborhood Watch Group Meeting Q&A||<1 MB|
|September 15, 2016 Leland Reservoir Public Meeting Q&A||<1 MB|
|September 15, 2016 Leland Reservoir Meeting Presentation||12.6 MB|
|Leland Reservoir and Pipeline Project Initial Study||1.1 MB|
|NOP Leland Reservoir Replacement Project||<1 MB|
|August 3, 2016 Public Meeting Q&A||<1 MB|
|August 3, 2016 Leland Reservoir Public Meeting Presentation||14.6 MB|