OB Homes Lose Water As Private Contractor Breaks Pipe

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By Karen Kucher / Union-Tribune / June 7, 2010 at 11:43am

SAN DIEGO — A private contractor working in Ocean Beach hit a 10-inch water main Monday morning, sending water streaming into a residential neighborhood and knocking out water to area homes.

The break in the cast iron pipe was reported to the city water department around 10 a.m. and crews have been sent to work on repairs, said city Public Utilities spokesman Arian Collins.

Collins said he didn’t know when the repairs would be completed or how many customers were without water service.

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Editordude June 7, 2010 at 3:10 pm

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Editordude June 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm

SDNN / City News Service reports:

A contractor crew accidentally ruptured a water main underneath an Ocean Beach roadway Monday, leaving dozens of residents in the area without functional plumbing through the late morning and afternoon.

The workers broke the 10-inch-diameter pipe near the intersection of Castelar and Seaside streets about 10 a.m., according to the San Diego Water Department.

It took utility personnel about 90 minutes to halt the overflow, which caused no reported structural flooding, SDWD spokesman Arian Collins said.

The city sent in “water wagons” to serve the affected residents pending repairs to the cast-iron main, which will likely be patched and back in operation by sometime th

Read more: http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2010-06-07/local-county-news/contracting-crew-ruptures-water-main-in-ocean-beach#ixzz0qD9we5Ca


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