Thursday, December 29, 2011

Attention all Oakland residential property owners – changes to the sewer lateral program

Important EBMUD Community Meetings on Regional Private Sewer Lateral Program, January 5: During rainstorms in the East Bay, water can get into old, cracked sewer pipes. Too much rainwater in the sewer system can overwhelm sewage treatment facilities and result in sewage spills into the Bay. Almost half of all sewer pipes in the sanitary sewer system are private laterals that carry sewage from homes and businesses to sewer pipes. Due to recent changes in state and federal regulations to reduce pollution in the San Francisco Bay, the City of Oakland, EBMUD, U.S. EPA and the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Board are working together to inform property owners about new requirements to inspect, test and repair or replace damaged sewer pipes on private property. The regulations will go into effect on January 16, 2012. Additional information is available at or call 1-866-40-EBMUD.

  • Thursday, January 5, 2012, 7 pm - Joaquin Miller Community Center, 3594 Sanborn Drive

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