Mera Street neighborhood pipe replacements

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May 10, 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.

  • Crews are installing pipe on High Street and Courtland, and will soon move to Aqua Vista, and 39th Avenue. 
  • Crews are also transferring services to the new pipes on 38th Avenue, 41st Avenue, and Carrington. 
  • Traffic controls are in place, expect 5-10 minute delays through the work zone.
  • Anticipated completion (not including final paving): August 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 Fall 2017, EBMUD crews will be installing new water pipelines to improve water service in your neighborhood. We will be working in the neighborhood surrounding Mera Street on Mera Street (Rosedale Ave. and 42nd Ave.), Carrington Street (between High Street and 28th Avenue) , 41st Avenue (between Santa Rita Street and Foothill Blvd), Rosedale Avenue (between Carrington Street and Foothill Blvd), 42nd Avenue (between Foothill Blvd and Carrington Street), High Street (between Courtland Avenue and Carrington Street and between Congress and Fairfax), Agua Vista Street (between 38th Avenue and High Street) and Courtland Avenue (between Melrose Avenue and High Street). We expect to complete pipeline installation by the end of summer 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. 

Contact 

Laura Luong, Community Affairs Representative
Phone: 510-287-0140
Email: laura.luong@ebmud.com

Tim Harris, Superintendent 
Phone: 510-287-0103
Email: timothy.harris@ebmud.com 

David Katzev, Project Manager 
Phone: 510-287-2050
Email: david.katzev@ebmud.com 

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