Routine pressure adjustments may have caused older pipes to burst, according to EBMUD.
Guests at the DoubleTree hotel and others in the area were without running water after a main break Tuesday afternoon cut the supply to the entire Berkeley Marina.
Update, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 5:28 a.m. EBMUD says water should be back on for customers by about 8 a.m., according to the latest info, “however work in the street will continue as we work with the city of Berkeley to facilitate coordination of other underground utilities.” Update, Oct. 5, 4:15 a.m. EBMUD reports: “University Avenue down […]
The East Bay Municipal Utility District has hired a helicopter to lift about 2,500 feet of pipe into the Panoramic Way neighborhood. The red helicopter started lifting the pipe around 10 a.m. and will complete its task around 2 p.m., according to EBMUD spokeswoman Andrea Pook. The roads leading up Panoramic Hill are so windy […]
The pipes that burst were several decades old. “The timing was spot on in terms of seeing the need to replace aging infrastructure. When age is a factor, pipes become more susceptible to leaks, breaks and corrosion,” said an EBMUD spokeswoman.
Update, 3:30 p.m. North Berkeley water repairs are taking longer than planned and won’t be working again until after 10 p.m. Friday, EBMUD has announced. Full restoration may even last into early Saturday morning, according to an advisory released just after 3 p.m. “This water service outage has been extended to multiple residential blocks in the […]
The East Bay Municipal Utility District is responding to North Berkeley due to a water main break Thursday. According to EBMUD spokeswoman Tracie Morales-Noisy, a 16-inch steel main broke Thursday at Euclid and Marin avenues. She said she was still trying to get information about when the break happened, how many customers had been impacted and […]
The rain may have abated for a while, but that doesn’t mean Berkeley isn’t experiencing some serious water issues. A water-main break at Grant Street, between Delaware and Francisco, caused streets to be flooded Friday morning. Berkeleyside was first alerted to the news at around 11 a.m. by Isobel White on Twitter who pointed us to […]
A broken fire hydrant in central Berkeley sent water shooting up into the sky Friday morning. Berkeleyside readers alerted us to the situation, at Acton and Addison streets, at 11 a.m. Wrote Toph Burns, on Twitter, when he shared this photograph: “Quick everyone, bring buckets and laundry!” The Berkeley Fire Department responded to the scene […]
On Monday evening a water main rupture flooded Parker Street near Regent in central Berkeley and caused part of the street to buckle. Water gushed down the 2500 block of Parker for nearly an hour before East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) was able to shut off the flow. The Berkeley Fire Department received a call at 5:49 p.m. alerting it to […]
Dozens of central Berkeley residents around Grant Street and Bancroft Way have been dealing with a water main break since Friday morning. Grant has been closed from Allston Way to Bancroft as crews work to fix the problem. Some lanes may be reopened as the work continues. East Bay Municipal Utility District spokeswoman Abby Figueroa said customers called […]
Authorities responded to significant flooding in the area of California and Parker streets in Berkeley on Friday afternoon after what has been reported to be a water main breakage. Crews from EBMUD and the Berkeley Fire Department were on scene from around 5 p.m. working to turn off the water supply in the area. Communications […]