Ground Movement Pipeline Improvements

EBMUD maintains approximately 4,200 miles of pipelines in the East Bay and many pipes are in areas with active ground movement. As part of EBMUD's infrastructure upgrade program, EBMUD will be replacing older pipes at key locations in the service area with improved materials and/or installing expansion/contraction joints that allow the pipeline to perform while withstanding some earth movement.

Workplan and Schedule

El Portal at Fordham in San Pablo
EBMUD will install a flexible expansion joint, replace approximately 500 feet of pipe with improved material and replace approximately 120 feet of sidewalk, curb, and gutter damaged during a previous main break near the intersection of Fordham and El Portal in late summer and early fall of 2014. There will be lane closures for this work. If your water service will be impacted by this work you will receive a door hanger 48 hours in advance of the shutdown.

(For information about pipelines being relocated for the I-80 interchange on El Portal click here.)

Fontaine at Golf Links in Oakland
EBMUD will install a flexible contraction joint, replace approximately 100 feet of pipe and perform related required work near the intersection of Fontaine and Golf Links in Oakland in late fall of 2014. There will be a traffic lane closure for this work, but most work will occur outside the roadway in an EBMUD owned right-of-way. If your water service will be impacted by this work you will receive a door hanger 48 hours in advance of the shutdown.

Euclid between Cragmont and Keith in Berkeley
EBMUD will install a flexible expansion joint, replace approximately 515 feet of pipe with improved material and perform related required work on Euclid Avenue between Cragmont and Keith in Berkeley in the winter of 2014/2015. There will be traffic and parking lane closures for this work. If your water service will be impacted by this work you will receive a door hanger 48 hours in advance of the shutdown.

Contact Information

Sharla Sullivan, Community Affairs Representative II
Email: ssuliva@ebmud.com
Phone: (510) 287-7208

For after-hours, call EBMUD at (866) 403-2683.