Tag Archives: sewers

Oakland’s Public Works Department maintains over 900 miles of sewage infrastructure. Most of the parts are 50 years old, but some were built over a century ago.

EPA fines Oakland and municipal utility district for sewage discharge violations

Last week, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) and five East Bay communities were fined $389,300 in penalties for violating the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2014 Clean Water Act settlement. Oakland was penalized the most...
Aging sewer laterals become clogged or let in excess rainwater, which can cause raw sewage to overflow into the street.

New ordinance will require Oakland property owners to replace leaking sewer pipes

As the new year approaches, Oakland officials are preparing residents for a new ordinance that will require certain property owners to replace their leaking sewer pipes. The regional Private Sewer Lateral (PSL) program—already in effect...