Routine pressure adjustments may have caused older pipes to burst, according to EBMUD.
Burst water mains
Update: Water restored to Berkeley Marina after burst pipe caused major outage
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: Pipe repair may not be done before commute
EBMUD workers repair a broken water main at University Avenue and Grant Street on Tuesday around 11 p.m. Photo: David Yee 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 […]
EBMUD delivers pipes to Panoramic Hill via helicopter
EBMUD is using a helicopter to carry 40-foot-long-pipe lengths up to Panoramic Hill. Photo: EBMUD 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., […]
EBMUD repairs burst pipes in West Berkeley
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: Water won’t be fixed until after 10 p.m.; 650 customers have no service
EBMUD has been at work in Berkeley this week after a water main break Thursday. Photo: Citizen reporter EBMUD has been at work in Berkeley this week after a water main break Thursday. Photo: Citizen reporter 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 responding to North Berkeley water main break
EBMUD is at work in Berkeley at Euclid and Marin avenues after a water main break. Photo: Citizen reporter EBMUD is at work in Berkeley at Euclid and Marin avenues after a water main break. Photo: Citizen reporter The East Bay Municipal Utility District is responding to North Berkeley due to a water main break Thursday. According […]
Rain has abated, but Berkeley is beset by water problems!
A water main broke on Grant Street on March 18, 2016. Photo: Norrie White A water main broke on Grant Street on March 18, 2016. Photo: Norrie White 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 […]
Broken fire hydrant makes Berkeley geyser
There’s a broken fire hydrant at Acton and Addison. Photo: Toph Burns There’s a broken fire hydrant at Acton and Addison. Photo: Toph Burns 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. […]
Water main rupture causes Berkeley street to buckle
Police officers walk on a flooded and buckled Parker Street, near Regent Street, in Berkeley, on Monday, July 13, 2015. Photo: David Yee 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 […]
Old pipe breaks, closes Grant Street in Berkeley; 40 customers without water
Bancroft Way at Grant Street at 11 a.m. after a water main break. Photo: Kelly Dorsey 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 […]
Berkeley streets flooded after water main breaks
Flooding on Parker Street near Longfellow School. Photo: Mark Coplan 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 […]