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EBMUD Reports Hit Hydrant and Lateral Leak Were Cause for Flooding in San Lorenzo

EBMUD also shares information regarding on-going work at E. Lewelling and Albion Avenues from these past two weeks.

Last week, a reader asked about a few recent flooding incidents in San Lorenzo. Castro Valley Patch followed up with East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD).

We recently received the following response from Senior Public Information Officer Charles Hardy:

EBMUD has had two leaks in the past few weeks in the area of interest. One was a hit hydrant on March 3 on Paseo Grande and Hesperian, the second was a service lateral leak at 250 Paseo Grande on March 8. Both of these were reported and responded to promptly. The hydrant was reset the same day and the service lateral was fixed within five days as it was an emergency repair and required 48 hours for utility marking. 

District crews have on-going work at E. Lewelling and Albion Avenue, in San Lorenzo that has included shutdowns and service outages for the past two weeks. The flushing activities could be construed as flooding. Other than that we are unaware of any on-going distribution issues. If another area of concern is identified to us we will dispatch staff to investigate the problem.

For any water emergencies, you can contact EBMUD at 1-866-403-2683. You can also email them at custsvc@ebmud.com.

For more information, visit their website: www.ebmud.com.

Keith Barros March 24, 2012 at 06:06 AM
EBMUD- Please disclose the cause of THESE three incidents. 1. Recently water was coming up through the middle of the pavement on Paseo Grande near Via Arriba. The fire department came out that day to mark the spot for motorists, and EBMUD came out, dug a hole, and repaired the leak the next day. 2. Two weeks prior to that, water was coming up through the street in one of the parking spaces in front of Wolf Camera (16020 Hesperian). EBMUD dug it up and repaired it the day after it was reported. 3. About two weeks prior to that, water was coming up through the street at 17335 Via Rincon which was dug up and repaired by EBMUD within 24 hours of it being reported. What's going on?
Stephen Carbonaro March 25, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Old pipe in sandy soil. Then it doesn't take much

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