What is going on in Los Angeles? It seems there have been water main breaks just about every week. On Wednesday, there were three separate water main breaks, and that kept DWP crews busy all day along.
In Hyde Park, a water main rupture created a sink hole about 200 feet across and flooded two homes. The break happened in the 1500 block of West 65th Street about 8:15 am.
Another water main, another break. This time it was in Downtown Los Angeles. Runoff from a ruptured water main flooded an apartment building. The break on Cesar Chavez Avenue happened around 3:30 in the morning.
Water rushed into the lobby of the luxury Orsini apartments. An underground parking garage and gym were also flooded. Workers used pumps, hoses and long-handled floor squeegees to try to get the water out of the indoor areas.
The third water main break happened in Echo Park. It caused all sorts of problems at Portia Street and Scott Avenue.
Since September 1st, the DWP has recorded more than 35 major ruptures in its water system where streets were flooded and the pavement buckled.
One of the biggest ruptures was on Coldwater Canyon Blvd on September 6, and it unleashed a torrent of tens of thousands of gallons of water along the street.