Oakland, February 26, 2020
Statement on groundwater found at McClymonds High School
EBMUD source water does not include groundwater
There are news reports of contaminated groundwater at McClymonds High School near the site of an old fuel tank that has been removed.
There is NO threat to EBMUD drinking water, which is sourced from the Mokelumne River and Pardee Reservoir in the Sierra foothills. Groundwater is not our source. In the area by the school, TCE would not be able to enter our pressurized water distribution system.
If customers are interested in learning more about their water quality, they can visit ebmud.com/waterquality.