Request #19-4047

Request #18-1615 was closed without providing the records requested.

Despite being sent 2 Notices to Abate on 6-9-17 and again on 3-29-18, there is nothing to indicate that the repair to the private lateral at 2289 Melvin Rd was ever completed before a Rescind Letter was sent to the homeowner on 4-5-18 after the homeowner provided a document he claimed was a lateral replacement permit. 

Even if this questionable document is legit (which is doubtful), it is dated years before the open sewage pit was first discovered on 8-18-14, making it irrelevant.

The open pit was covered up shortly before Andes Construction replaced the Melvin main sewer in 2018, but there is no evidence to suggest that any repair was made to the private lateral beforehand. In fact, there is a now a black corrugated pipe coming out of the ground from the lateral cleanout area and the end is laid on top of manhole 56-014-73 supposedly so that any overflows will drain into the main sewer through the manhole cover?!? This is completely unacceptable.

Therefore, since this lateral cleanout has overflowed in the past, and since my property downhill has been impacted more than once, Joseph Tanios needs to do his job to see to it that this private lateral, which is a health hazard and nuisance, is property repaired and replaced. 

He then needs to provide me accurate and complete records of such including: 

1- Signed and dated City of Oakland permit

2- EBMUD Compliance Certificate for Private Sewer Lateral

Thank you.


August 13, 2019 via web


August 26, 2019


Public Works





Point of Contact

Patricia A. Carter

Request Closed Public

We released all of the requested documents.

November 20, 2019, 2:52pm
Document(s) Released Public
November 20, 2019, 2:52pm
Due Date Changed Public
08/26/2019 (was 08/23/2019). Still collecting information
August 26, 2019, 10:07am
Department Assignment Public
Added: Public Works. Removed: City Attorney.
August 13, 2019, 2:54pm
Department Assignment Public
City Attorney
August 13, 2019, 10:18am
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
August 13, 2019, 10:18am