ALAMEDA POINT WATER SYSTEM DO-NOT-DRINK ADVISORY LIFTED BY STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD—DIVISION OF DRINKING WATER
Residents and businesses can now drink and cook with Alameda Point’s water. Water throughout Alameda Point’s drinking water distribution system has been deemed safe by the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water. This water once again matches EBMUD’s high quality water supply consistent with other areas outside of the Alameda Point water system.
Water company sliplining Alameda Interceptor Pipe for wastewater
Residents who have witnessed the arrival of 42-inch wide, 200-foot long pipes along Grand Street and Clement Avenue this week are seeing the beginning of an East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) project to slipline a major wastewater pipe called the Alameda Interceptor Pipe.
Dismal precipitation this past winter and a melted snowpack has pushed the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) board of directors to implement a series of actions to protect and stretch the East Bay’s water supply.
The district’s annual water supply and deficiency report confirms that projected water storage will be at near-record lows without additional actions. Storage in all reservoirs combined is expected to stand at one-third of capacity by Oct. 1, the start of the water year.
Nea family finds corporate support for Point residents
When Alameda Point families experienced water-quality difficulties, (“Point’s Water-Quality Situation Now Resolved,” Sept. 21) Nea Community Learning Center (Nea), put out a call for donations. Both the Nea community and Alameda Landing Target stepped up to help.
The Alameda Point water that was contaminated with non-potable water last week has been deemed safe for drinking, cooking and bathing by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Division of Drinking Water. The Alameda Point do-not-drink advisory was lifted Friday.
The Alameda Police Department (APD) released a Nixle report stating, “The water once again matches the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s (EBMUD) high-quality water supply consistent with other areas outside of the Alameda Point water system.”
Now Entering: Phase Two
The pilot year for Project Tree is entering its second phase of development this year, thanks to Alameda Backyard Growers tree-planting guru Marla Koss. Marla and I put together the initial concept for Project Tree last year. The Alameda Sun donated the seed money required to launch the program, which resulted in 34 new trees being planted in the city.
The East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) recently announced a pilot program to help property owners of multi-family residential and commercial buildings retrofit their structures.
The EBMUD WaterSmart Retrofit Program assists property owners in retrofitting all sanitary fixtures, devices and landscape irrigation at no cost upfront. The utility will then take the payment via the property owners’ monthly water bill.
In a continuing effort to discuss water supply and demand in the City of Alameda, Liz Acord, management analyst with the Public Works Department answered more questions regarding water use here.
According to actual figures of water use between March and December 2014, the city reduced its overall usage by 29 percent compared to the same period in 2013. This amounts to an overall savings of 120,564,277 gallons between 2013 and 2014.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Justice, State and Regional Water Boards, and environmental groups announced the Clean Water Act settlement agreement with the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) and seven East Bay cities at a media conference at Crown Memorial State Beach Monday, July 28.
The settlement requires EBMUD, seven East Bay cities (Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont) and the Stege Sanitary District to stop sewage discharges into the San Francisco Bay.