Santa Barbara Pipeline Replacement Project

Project details

Beginning June 10, 2019, EBMUD crews will install a new water pipeline to improve water service in your neighborhood. We will work on Santa Barbara Road from Montrose Road to Florida Avenue and Northampton Avenue from Santa Barbara Road to Spruce Avenue in Berkeley. We expect to complete pipeline installation by November 2019, with final paving to follow.

Schedule

Work hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will provide traffic control. Residents may experience delays of up to 10 minutes when entering and leaving the work area. If you have special needs, please call us and we will make every effort to accommodate.

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What to expect 

  • Equipment and materials will be temporarily located in your neighborhood during construction.
  • After the new water pipeline is installed, 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. 

Water service interruption 

Crews will notify you, in person or with a door hanger, regarding 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

The asphalt paving applied daily is temporary and is designed to provide a safe road surface during construction. Final paving occurs after pipeline work is completed. It may take up to 30 days or longer before final paving is completed.

  Watch a video on how EBMUD paves streets following pipe replacements.   

Frequently asked questions   

  What happens when crews are in your neighborhood?  

  What impacts are expected when pipelines are installed?  

  What work is happening near you? Use our map

  What is EBMUD's plan to replace pipelines?  

Contact

Sharla Sullivan, Community Affairs 
Email: sharla.sullivan@ebmud.com  
Phone: 510-287-7208   
For after-hours assistance, please contact: 1-866-403-2683