LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Residents in the Pico-Robertson area say a water main had been leaking since Friday with no action taken to fix it.
The gushing 1.5-inch pipe was located in the 1000 block of S. Wooster Street, near Olympic Boulevard.READ MORE: 2 People Killed, 3 Critically Hurt In Violent South LA Collision
Water could be seen bubbling through several cracks in the street.
“I’m an engineer and I calculated how many gallons we probably lost and its probably close to 10,000 gallons lost over the past weekend,” resident Daniel David said.
According to the Department of Water and Power, the recent hot weather has caused many water main breaks.READ MORE: Man Shot While Walking Dogs In Hollywood, 2 French Bulldogs Stolen
Residents want to know why nothing has been done to fix the pipe in the middle of a drought.
“If the DWP expects consumers to save water and cut down their water use, then they should really set an example by capping something like this,” one man said.
The DWP said the leak couldn’t be fixed until Monday due to bigger issues in the area.MORE NEWS: At Least 2 Homes Destroyed When Wind-Whipped Fire Rips Through Bloomington Neighborhood
“I’m glad they call these leaks in when they see them. We did investigate it on Friday,” said DWP District Superintendent Mark Lucero. “Friday in the western district, we had five other leaks going on.”