Water Show in the Midway District

by on September 25, 2015 · 5 comments

in Environment, History, Ocean Beach, San Diego

Midway water spill 9-24-15 dr 04About 4pm on Thursday, September 24th in the Midway District, reporter / photographer Dave Rice noticed a water show that he wanted to share with us.

The water show – a geyser in the Home Depot parking lot – was flooding the area. Another water main break.

These photos tell the story.

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Is this yet another example of San Diego’s crumbling infrastructure – a crumbling and flooding that wastes our precious water?

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Frank Gormlie September 25, 2015 at 6:49 pm

That has to be a hundred foot geyser.


Dave September 25, 2015 at 7:47 pm

If not it was sure close…I was on the clock on a labor job so I couldn’t hang around too long to investigate, but it had been going for a while when I came out of the store from the looks of things (about 200 parking spaces were ankle-deep, plus the flooded intersection). No sign of a car crash, and I don’t ever recall seeing a hydrant or other above-ground water supplies right there, though I could be wrong.

The odd thing is that it was in the middle of a parking lot that must have been developed within the last 30 years or so…wouldn’t common sense have dictated replacement of any mains running across the property at that point? Heck, they just tore down the old Ralph’s when Ralph’s moved into the Mervyn’s building and built that Dick’s from the ground up (which is visible in the photo).


EMBO September 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Broken water mains don’t usually behave like that.Sure someone didn’t strike oil? Dibs on the unattached fire hydrant.


tj September 27, 2015 at 10:49 pm

well done Frank – great pics!!

suitable for framing even!

if water wasn’t so extra-precious in this DESERT right now – that would be very cool.

So, is the culprit AMMONIA?

since AMMONIA has been added to the Chlorine & hazardous/ unnecessary (but profitable) Fluoride – used by many municipal water agencys – Plumbing FAILURES – once relatively rare – are now a DAILY occurrence around the Southland.

Water Agencys claim it isn’t their addition of their AMMONIA causing the failures – but before their Chlorine + AMMONIA = Cloramine – failures were infrequent. now – plumbers are busier then ever.

wonder what the AMMONIA does to our health & planet? hello Round-up, Agent Orange, etc, but now – EVERWHERE & touching EVERYONE!

By the time we REALLY know – it will be too late.

Nice one water peeps.




Frank Gormlie September 28, 2015 at 10:34 am

All photos were taken by Dave Rice.


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