“Beginning in 2015 residents from several towns, including El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo, Berkeley and Pinole, will see the beginning of a long-term water pipeline replacement project.
“The East Bay Municipal Utility District plans to upgrade pipes in an eight-plus mile stretch in four phases, the first beginning in 2015 and continuing for a decade.
“The utility has dubbed the project West of Hills Northern Pipelines Project. Current cost projections come to $42 million. The project will improve operations, enhance system reliability, maintain water quality and meet projected water demands through 2040.