Members of Tau Beta Pi remove weeds near the least tern nesting area in November.
Volunteers at the Alameda Point nesting site of the endangered California least tern continued their efforts this fall after a successful 2014 nesting season.
The first recorded use of the airfield by the least terns was in the mid-1970s when the Navy began efforts to protect their nesting area from vehicle and personnel disturbance. Today, Alameda Point is one of California’s endangered species success stories.
Laterals are pipes that connect a building’s plumbing to a sanitary sewer line. All too often these laterals crack or develop leaks.
Cracked laterals allow rainwater and groundwater to infiltrate the sewer system. Excess water in the system can overwhelm wastewater treatment facilities. This causes untreated or partially treated sewage to be released into San Francisco Bay.
Property owners, not the city, are responsible for maintaining these laterals. Beginning today the East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) will be making certain that property owners do just that.