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.
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?
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 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.