EBMUD is planning to install a new 48-inch transmission pipeline in Berkeley to improve and expand the water system in an area that serves customers from Berkeley to Crockett.
Initial community outreach took place in 2013 when the Draft Environmental Impact Report was published. EBMUD has evaluated the environmental implications of the new alignment. An addendum to the environmental document has been prepared and is available under the "Published studies and other resources" section of the West of Hills Northern Pipelines page.
Prior to the initiation of pipe installation, a large valve was installed on Bancroft Way in January 2018 at Ellsworth Street in Berkeley to connect the new transmission lines to the existing distribution system.
During May and June 2018, EBMUD will have a contractor complete some exploratory work to gather information about existing infrastructure in Ellsworth St. and Stuart St. The work will occur on Ellsworth St between Durant Ave. and Stuart St. On Stuart St. it will occur between Ellsworth Street and Benvenue Ave.
Work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Expect some temporary lane closures and loss of street parking to support construction.
In late 2018 and early 2019, EBMUD will complete some small diameter pipeline relocations along Ellsworth St. and Stuart St. to provide clearance for the the 48-inch pipe.
Construction of the Wildcat Pipeline in Berkeley is anticipated to begin in spring 2019 and last for about two years.
After-hours, call EBMUD at 866-403-2683
Contractors: For bid opportunities on EBMUD projects, see Business Opportunities.
Published studies and other resources
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