Main Break Leaves 30 Homes Without Water

The water main break impacted residents in a Paradise Hills neighborhood

More than two dozen homes were left without water service Thursday morning after a water main broke in the Paradise Hills area, officials said.

According to Arian Collins, of the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department, and 8-inch diameter concrete water main broke around 4:20 a.m. on Saipan Drive near Potomac Street.

Water department officials shut off water service to the area as crews worked to repair the main. Collins said the plan was to remove 15 feet of the pipe and replace it with a PVC pipe. Repairs should be wrapped up by the later afternoon, he said.

Meanwhile, approximately 30 homes were left without water service, most likely through 3 p.m. Most of those impacted homes were along the 2300 block of Saipan Drive, Collins said, and the 6300 block of Calle Pavana.

Collins said his department would provide a water wagon for customers in the meantime.

He said it is unknown, at this point, how much water was lost in the main break. The water was running for approximately an hour before it was shut off.

Officials blocked off roads in the area and a small sinkhole appeared to be forming in the aftermath of the main break.

The cause of the main break remains under investigation.

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