Idle pump in Pacific Beach has neighbors fed up with storm drain repair delays

Posted at 5:58 AM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 10:14:48-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A pump in the Crown Point neighborhood of Pacific Beach has been sitting in the street for months, and Now neighbors want the city to either finish the project or move the pump out.

"It's not right," said Lars, a neighborhood resident.

Lars showed 10News the pump, which sits on Bayonne Drive, near Ingraham Street. He pointed out cobwebs that have formed all over it, as well as kinks in the hose and torn bags of gravel, spilling their rocks onto the road.

"I've had to come home after work and sweep these out of my driveway," he told 10News.

A city of San Diego spokesperson told 10News the pump is part of a project to repair a storm drain. The hoses help move water from the broken drain to a working one around the corner. But the project has been given to a private contractor, Hazard Construction, and They've been dealing with delays and haven't been able to finish fixing the drain.

"I'm done cleaning their mess," said Lars. "I'm about ready to take this pump, hook it up to the back of my truck and sell it."

The city has a website where people can report problems in their neighborhoods, from potholes to broken traffic lights. You can find it here. You can also get contact information for the Public Works department here.