Recycled Water Pipeline - MacArthur Maze/Emeryville

The MacArthur Maze pipeline project was completed in 2012. For current construction in Emeryville, see the Shellmound/Christie project.

Recycled water helps save limited drinking water supplies, especially during droughts. Using recycled water safeguards community and private investments in parks and landscaping, makes drinking water supplies more reliable which helps sustain our economy, and protects the San Francisco Bay.

This project is part of the East Bayshore Recycled Water Project, which provides recycled water to irrigate parks, greenbelts, schools and senior housing landscapes in Emeryville and Oakland. When complete, this phased project will serve an annual average of 2.5 million gallons per day of recycled water to customers in parts of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, and Oakland. The first customers began receiving recycled water in 2008. In 2013 the project delivered enough recycled water to offset the need for more than 55 million gallons of EBMUD drinking water. In addition to landscape irrigation, recycled water can be used in industrial processes, to restore wetlands, and to flush toilets in dual-plumbed office buildings.

Construction Information

This section of the East Bayshore transmission pipeline construction started the task of filling gaps in the existing recycled water system. EBMUD received a $741,000 construction grant from the California Department of Water Resources to design and construct approximately 2,160 feet of pipeline. Pipeline construction was completed in 2012 under the MacArthur Maze in Oakland and ended in front of the West Elm store on Shellmound Street in Emeryville.

For this section of pipeline construction, EBMUD wishes to acknowledge with gratitude that this pipeline project was financed under the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006, administered by State of California, Department of Water Resources.

Contact Information

Ben Glickstein, Community Affairs Representative
Phone: 510-287-1631