New state data show the water was found to contain more than 40 times the legal amount of lead, but no students appear to have been exposed to it.
Preliminary tests at a few sites were negative, but a new law requires EBMUD to test every BUSD school.
Traffic will be affected all day, according to authorities, after an underground water main break in the Southside neighborhood.
The drought has led to an increase of THMs, which can cause cancer, in the East Bay’s drinking water.
In an ironic twist of drought economics, EBMUD is considering charging its customers more for water starting July 12 in part because they are consuming less.
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 says it will repair a water leak today at Fulton Street and Dwight Way in Berkeley that started Friday evening. The repair work will cause some customers in the area to be without water.
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.
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 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 […]
Pardee Reservoir, the “heart of EBMUD’s drinking water supply” in April 2016. Photo: EBMUD Pardee Reservoir, the “heart of EBMUD’s drinking water supply” in April 2016. Photo: EBMUD EBMUD has suspended its 25% drought surcharge for all customers, as well as mandatory restrictions on water use, after reservoirs have filled up and efforts by East Bay residents to […]
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 […]