A water main break that occurred on Lincoln Boulevard in Venice Sunday, September 20th, causing some minor flooding and a lane closure, is among more than 30 such incidents in Los Angeles this month, according to the Department of Water and Power.
An eight-inch water main ruptured at about 5:30 a.m. beneath Lincoln Boulevard, between Palms Boulevard and Superba Avenue, causing water to flow into the street, a DWP spokesperson said. Approximately 20 DWP customers lost water supply initially during the incident but service was restored by about 1:20 p.m.
Traffic flow was maintained in both directions along Lincoln Boulevard, with one southbound lane closed while DWP crews worked at the scene, the department spokesperson said. All lanes were reopened by 5:30 p.m.
Some flooding occurred on the street but water did not flow beyond the curb, according to DWP.
More than 30 water main breaks have struck throughout the city’s infrastructure this month. DWP officials note that the number of breaks is not much more significant than in other months but the type of breaks occurring is of a different nature than usual. The department receives approximately 1,400 reports of water main breaks on average each year.
DWP is conducting an investigation to determine the factors that may be causing the recent string of water main breaks.