Main break leaves North Park homes without water

Posted at 6:54 AM, Oct 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-12 11:46:41-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) ? A broken water main in North Park left about 70 homes without water service for most of the day.

10News learned an 8-inch-diameter concrete water main broke at the intersection of Grim Avenue and Dwight Street around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Neighbors say crews were paving their street in the morning and the road was freshly paved when water suddenly started gushing onto the road.

City crews set up a watering station nearby for residents to get fresh drinking water while crews repaired the main.

"My neighbors and I went up there and brought big pans and pots, filled it up and put it in our cars brought back," resident Eleni Psyllos said. "We're going to pretend that we're camping here tonight. By using water we got up the street to brush our teeth, shower, cook with, feed animals."

Crews were hoping to have repairs done by 11 p.m., but work lasted until just before 6 a.m. Thursday. Water service and pressure were fully restored at that time.

There is no immediate word on what caused the main break.