East Bay Dischargers Authority is part of a team led by the San Francisco Estuary Partnership focused on facilitating multi-benefit projects along the San Francisco Bay shoreline that provide resilience to sea level rise, improve water quality, and restore and protect habitat. The project received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency’s San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund.
EBDA’s focus is on development of the First Mile Horizontal Levee Project. A Horizontal Levee is a multi-benefit concept that is being considered as a potential way to respond to sea rise using ‘green infrastructure’. The concept was first demonstrated at Oro Loma Sanitary District, and the goal of the First Mile project is to design and seek permits for a full-scale Horizontal Levee in the EBDA service area.