On September 22, 2014, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, approved the Final Consent Decree (CD) in the matter of United States of America et. al. v. East Bay Municipal Utility District, et.al., Consolidated Case Nos. C09-00186-RS and C09-05684-RS, DOJ Case No. 90-5-1-1-09361/2. The CD outlines a series of activities and capital improvements required of East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) and the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont, and the Stege Sanitary District to reduce wet weather sewage flows to the EBMUD Wastewater Treatment Facilities, and to eventually eliminate the operation of, and associated discharges from, the EBMUD Wet Weather Treatment Facilities located at Point Isabel in Richmond, and San Antonio Creek and Oakport in Oakland.
The City of Emeryville has been and will continue to undertake a variety of sanitary sewer capital projects and enforcement of its wastewater collection system ordinance to support this multi-jurisdictional effort.