LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Crews Thursday worked to repair two water mains that ruptured on the same street in the Westlake District.
According to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the first pipe burst around 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of Glendale Boulevard, near Beverly Boulevard.READ MORE: Innocent Driver Killed After Short Pursuit Ends In Fiery Crash Near The Grove; Suspect In Custody
The 12-inch line, which was installed in 1932, caused the roadway to rupture.
Shortly after 3 a.m., a second water main burst 200-feet away from the sink hole across the street. Officials said an 8-inch pipe, which was installed in 1933, subsequently broke as a result.
Water could be seen flowing from underneath the street pavement in several different spots.
On average, three water main breaks occur per day due to the city’s aging underground piping systems, according to the LADWP. This results in millions of gallons of water that is lost daily.READ MORE: Orange County Inches Closer To Moving Into Red Tier Allowing More Businesses To Reopen
Officials reported at least five homes have had water service disrupted as a result.
“They have a lot of main line replacement going on,” said Water Utilities Supervisor John Cox. “The goal for the year is to replace about 150,000 feet of aging pipe city wide.”
The area has become a concern after recent ruptures.
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Officials said it will be a complicated repair as crews will need to be aware of utility and electrical lines before digging in the area.