Four homes were declared uninhabitable Saturday near the spot where a water main broke in the West Portal neighborhood last week, a San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokeswoman said Monday.
The 16-inch, cast-iron pipe ruptured shortly after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on 15th Avenue just south of Wawona Street, sending water and mud down the hill and damaging 23 homes and 12 vehicles, according to the agency. Read More
San Francisco city officials threw a party at a school gym in Visitacion Valley last Saturday to celebrate a return to normalcy after a yearlong sewer project wrapped up on Sunnydale Avenue.
Three days later, the neighborhood was back in turmoil after a large water main broke, flooding homes, cars and a school campus — including the gym where the party was held. Read More
A water main rupture that sprayed a San Francisco intersection with water this morning occurred because the pipe is old and made of materials no longer used by the city, a water department official said.
The 2-inch plastic main ruptured at about 5:40 a.m. at Mission and Randall streets, said Tyrone Jue, spokesman for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Read More
A water main that ruptured and created a 40-square-foot hole in a busy set of SoMa intersections threatened to keep commuters on their toes today.The 100-year-old pipe that pumps millions of gallons of water to customers created an 8-foot-deep pit near 290 Division St. on Saturday night, briefly closing down the 10th Street onramp to northbound Highway 101. Witnesses reported an 8-foot-high geyser as a result of the burst. Read More