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Another Day, Another DWP Pipe Blowout: Miracle Mile Edition

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No definitive cause to the growing number of blowouts yet, but south of the Miracle Mile this morning was the next area added to a list that has topped 30 for this month alone. Around 6 a.m. a water main burst, flooding the streets and cutting off service to 40 to 50 LADWP customers. This comes after bursts in Encino and Hollywood Hills over the weekend. The worst two occurred at the beginning of this trend in early September when a Studio City neighborhood was flooded and a Valley Village sinkhole sucked in half a fire truck. DWP officials say of the 1,400 average breaks and leaks that occur annually, some 200 are considered major, but that average number will go up if this month's pattern persists.