Recycled Water Pipeline - Shellmound-Christie/Emeryville

Recycled water helps save limited drinking water supplies, especially during droughts. Using recycled water safeguards community and private investments in parks and landscaping, sustains our economy with improved water reliability, and protects the ecology of the San Francisco Bay.

When complete, the East Bayshore Recycled Water 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 Shellmound-Christie phase of the project was constructed in 2016, between the Bay Street Mall and 65th Street in Emeryville. Crews are currently working to connect landscaping strips in the area for recycled water service.


Shellmound-Christie 2016 construction map

Shellmound-Christie 2016 construction map


The California Department of Water Resources has awarded EBMUD a $1 million construction grant. Approximately 5,200 feet of pipe was installed in this segment.
For funding assistance, EBMUD wishes to acknowledge with gratitude that this pipeline project was financed, in part, under the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 84), administered by California State Department of Water Resources.

Contact information

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

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