A leaky pipe, first noticed by an alert paddler, was plugged on April 13. It’s not clear how long raw sewage had been flowing into the bay.
East Bay Municipal Utility District
Winter storms test East Bay’s progress in stopping sewage from entering the bay
In response to a lawsuit, Berkeley, Oakland, EBMUD and others agreed to rehab wastewater systems so less sewage lands in the bay. Tested by heavy rains and pipe-clogging pandemic wipes, leaks continue but work is on track.
EBMUD ends drought surcharge as storms refill reservoirs
Conservation by East Bay residents played a role in alleviating the water shortage, according to EBMUD.
West Berkeley maintenance hole overflowed with sewage on New Year’s Eve
The East Bay Municipal Utility District tested the site at Page and Second streets the following day, and found no public health hazard.
Reservoirs serving Berkeley, Oakland are filling up after consistent rain
“We have been waiting for a wet season like this for years,” a water official said, but is it enough to end the drought?
Berkeley Hills homeowner fined for using too much water during drought
The homeowner suspects a leak and says she’s not “some kind of scofflaw.”
Berkeley native is back home after 240-mile trek to East Bay’s water source
Nina Gordon-Kirsch spent more than a month walking from her home in Oakland to the headwaters of the Mokelumne River.
Hungry deer, shrinking ponds, speeding golf balls: the drought’s toll around Berkeley
Strawberry Creek and the city’s trees are doing OK, but Lake Anza is unswimmable, turtles are getting run over by cars and wild pigs may be moving in.
Clean water is elusive for those living in homeless encampments. Is there a solution?
Unhoused residents and their supporters want the East Bay Municipal Utility District to expand water access for camps.
300 residents out of water in West Berkeley, nearby cities due to estimated 16 water main breaks
Routine pressure adjustments may have caused older pipes to burst, according to EBMUD.
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.
Hey Berkeley: Are you ready for up to 8 days without electricity?
PG&E says the amount of time the power could be out has “been hard for a lot of people to accept.” The city is taking steps to prepare. Have you?