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Water Main Bursts in Pacific Palisades Leaves 200 Homes Without Water

Water main on Sunset Blvd and Las Lomas, may leave 200 homes without water all weekend

 

October 28, 2016

Police officer directing traffic near a water main breach in Pacific Palisades, on Sunset Blvd near Las Lomas.

Update, Saturday Morning, 10/29: Water was restored to most of the affected homes late Friday night.

10/28: A water main break in Pacific Palisades has left hundreds of homes without water late Friday afternoon. The breach is reportedly on Sunset Blvd and Las Lomas Avenue. "It could be overnight, or even a few days," said a Department of Water & Power spokesman. Some local residents were reportedly looking for hotel rooms.

Los Angeles fire Department held a press conference at which they said about 200 feet of roadway have been damaged by water. The street has reportedly buckled. However no one has been injured, said an LAFD spokesman

The DWP tweeted that the location of the breach is 815 Las Lomas

On July 29, 2014, a spectacular water main breach sent water throughout the UCLA campus, closing it and forcing evacuations. The water main in question was almost 100 years old. That water main breach was also on Sunset Blvd, but several miles East of Pacific Palisades.

In the aftermath of the 2014 Sunset Boulevard water line rupture, Mayor Eric Garcetti said that the city had been "aggressively" focusing on aging pipes and other deteriorating systems on his watch.

Garcetti said that the city had stepped up maintenance work, and that his office had been getting monthly reports from Department of Water and Power head Marcie Edwards on power poles and other aging equipment. "This was not new," Garcetti said, adding, "This has been job one since she started."

He said that Los Angeles was facing a wave of overdue infrastructure maintenance. "This will not be the last one," Garcetti said of the spectacular pipeline break that burst through Sunset Boulevard and flooded the UCLA campus in July, 2014.

 

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