EBMUD to commemorate century of service with time capsule event

Ceremony at historic EBMUD site in Oakland will bring partners together to bury artifacts from last 100 years

OAKLAND – On May 22, 2023, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) will turn 100 years old. To celebrate its century of service to the people of the East Bay, EBMUD invites the media and special guests to attend a time capsule event in an area of West Oakland once home to its headquarters, and which now houses one of its busiest infrastructure hubs.

Items that represent EBMUD’s efforts to provide high-quality water service from the past 100 years will remain buried for another century, to be unearthed by EBMUD’s future workers in the year 2123. In addition to the time capsule, the occasion will feature a ceremonial flag raising and remarks by EBMUD General Manager Clifford Chan, EBMUD Board President Andy Katz, Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, Alameda County Supervisor Lena Tam, and Oakland Deputy Mayor Kimberly Mayfield.

  • What: EBMUD Centennial Time Capsule Ceremony
  • When: Monday, May 22, 2023; 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: EBMUD Adeline Maintenance Center Shops and Stores, 1200 21st Street, Oakland, CA.
  • RSVP: This event is not open to the public. To secure parking and admittance into this gated facility, please RSVP via email to Public Information Representative Nelsy Rodriguez by Friday, May 19, 2023.
  • Resources: Archival photos, historic artifacts and a dossier of the items in the time capsule will be available at the event.


The East Bay Municipal Utility District has a proud history of providing high-quality drinking water for 1.4 million customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. EBMUD’s wastewater system serves 740,000 customers and helps protect the ecosystem of San Francisco Bay. EBMUD is a not-for-profit public agency established in 1923.

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