Audit shows more than 25,000 broken water meter lid and boxes across San Diego

Posted at 10:36 AM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 13:36:46-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The city of San Diego’s Public Utilities Department faces more problems amid backlash over high water bills and employee time card issues.

A new audit shows that there is a current backlog of more than 25,000 broken water meter lids and boxes across the city.

The boxes and lids are used to protect water meters from exposure and potential damage. Broken boxes and lids also open the city up to potential legal problems as they could cause trip and fall injuries.

The audit says broken lids and boxes are not being fixed in a timely manner. Water meter lids take an average of 11 months to replace and boxes are taking more than 18 months to fix, the audit shows.

The Public Utilities Department had a set goal to replace broken boxes and lids in six months.

Click here to view the full audit