Berryman Reservoir Replacement
EBMUD has replaced the old Berryman Reservoir, which is located on Euclid Avenue in Berkeley, with a new steel tank that is more suited to withstand seismic activity. Engineering studies showed that the earthen dam which formed the old reservoir, built more than a century ago, could be seriously damaged in a major earthquake.
Construction began in June 2010 and is mostly complete. The tank is expected to be back in service in 2012. Some remedial work inside the tank is ongoing and some work on the roof is planned. EBMUD carpentry crews are scheduled to build an arbor along the Euclid side of the reservoir starting in the fall of 2012.
Michelle Blackwell, Community Affairs Representative II
Phone: (510) 287-2053
Published Studies and Other Resources
In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act, EBMUD completed an Environmental Impact Report on this project, and the final report is posted below. The documents below are PDF files that can be viewed and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free software.
Draft Environmental Impact Report (December 1997)
Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (August 1998)
Final EIR and Responses to Comments (October 1998)