Tucked among homes and trees in the Oakland Hills, Carisbrook Reservoir could be mistaken for a UFO landing pad. The complex’s new one million-gallon pre-stressed concrete tank, pumping plant and solar panels — all built within the rounded walls of the aged-out reservoir it replaced — are among the latest EBMUD investments to ensure water quality and system reliability for our 1.4 million water and 685,000 wastewater customers. From February through July 2020 alone, EBMUD completed work on more…
Although much of EBMUD’s infrastructure is hidden underground, we work hard to ensure our financial decisions are visible to all. During our current budget cycle, we are investing more than $800 million to improve our aging water and wastewater infrastructure. As we near 100 years of service, we recognize the need to ensure our systems remain reliable for the next century. As a not-for-profit public utility, we are committed to making that happen through prudent and transparent management of…
Does fall really mean summer? In the Bay Area, it sure does. The autumn months are hot and dry in our part of the world, and that means wildfire season. To avoid igniting a blaze, PG&E may need to shut down power to large parts of California during periods of high fire danger — events known as Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
One of the most amazing things about the EBMUD water you drink is what’s not in it. Bacteria, viruses, metals, dirt—these can all be present in the water that melts off the Sierra Nevada Mountains and meanders into rivers and lakes before EBMUD collects it, treats it and sends it to your tap.
The EBMUD promise is simple. We will deliver clean, affordable water to the people of the East Bay, and treat wastewater before safely releasing it to San Francisco Bay. Every one of EBMUD’s 2,000 employees has sworn this civil service oath, no matter the disaster.
EBMUD’s work is essential. On any given day, EBMUD is working on more than 100 capital projects to design, rebuild or extend the life of our aging infrastructure. These projects improve water quality and system reliability, ensuring that for generations to come, the East Bay will have excellent water and a clean, healthy San Francisco Bay.
The Bay Area is home to the most revolutionary technological advances in recent history — from smartphones and smart cars to social media and ride sharing services. Your water and wastewater agency is also leading the way.
The average cost per gallon of water delivered is 1 cent. 90% of the water customers use comes from the Mokelumne Watershed in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 50 million gallons of wastewater are treated daily. 4,200 miles of pipes are maintained throughout the system. 57,000 acres of watershed land are managed for the public. 150 million gallons of water are delivered daily.
The Bay Area is one of the most diverse regions in the world. People here are of all ethnicities, speak dozens of languages, and offer a wide range of skills, talents and trades. For nearly a century, EBMUD has proudly served this community, and we put our money where our mouth is.