Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Water Main Break in South L.A. Disrupts Service to 20 Homes

orange-safety-cone-163623.jpg
LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

A 6-inch water main ruptured early this morning in South Los Angeles, causing a loss of service to about 20 homes in the area of the break, reports cbs2. By about 4:15 the water was shut off and crews were actively working on repairing the line. No information about the extent of the damage or the cause of the break has been made available as of yet. On Thursday night a main break in Downtown caused extensive flooding and led to some businesses closing for the evening. Water main breaks, thought to be the result of pressure built in the lines from periods of non-use followed by surges of use, have been a rampant issue in L.A. for over a year.