Beginning September 2018, EBMUD crews will be installing a new water pipeline to improve water service in your neighborhood. We will be working on Oakland Avenue (from Perry Place to Sunnyside Avenue), Olive Avenue (from Lake Avenue to Sunnyside Avenue), Sunnyside Avenue (from Oakland Avenue to Grand Avenue), Santa Rosa Avenue (Oakland Avenue to Chetwood Street), Mariposa Avenue (Oakland Avenue to Santa Rosa Avenue), Chetwood Street (Santa Rosa Avenue to end), and Bayo Vista Avenue (Oakland Avenue to Fairmount Avenue) in Oakland. We expect to complete pipeline installation by March 2019, with final paving to follow.
What to expect during construction
Equipment and materials will be temporarily located in your neighborhood during construction. 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.
Work hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will provide traffic control, but residents may experience delays up to ten minutes 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 30 days or longer before final paving is complete.
Laura Luong, Community Affairs Representative
Phone: 510-287-0140 or call the Pipeline Construction Division at 510-287-0882 (Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)