10News viewer says North Park water leak has flowed for weeks

Leak could be wasting hundreds of gallons of water
Posted at 5:20 PM, Jan 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-17 20:55:03-05

A 10News viewer said the City of San Diego has ignored four reports about a leak along El Cajon Boulevard that may have wasted hundreds, if not thousands of gallons of water.  The viewer said it’s been flowing for at least four weeks.

10News tracked the origin of the leak to a grassy area in front of a 7-Eleven on El Cajon Boulevard and Florida Street.  The water flows out of the grass, into the street, down four neighborhood blocks in North Park, and finally into a storm drain.  The 10News viewer claimed he called the city on four separate occasions to report the leak.

“It is amazing,” said North Park resident Sean McHenry who only noticed the leak when 10News pointed it out. “You would think that with the water conservation efforts we’d be pretty quick to identify where leaks might be."

A City of San Diego spokeswoman said the water is known as ground water from a pool that originates in the parkway between El Cajon Blvd and the parking lot underneath the 7/11 property.  In addition, San Diego Public Utilities crews found a leaking irrigation valve that has been repaired.