San Diego

Water Main Break Shuts Down Busy Santee Intersection

More than 200 recycled water customers will be without power until the damage is assessed and repaired

A ruptured 16-inch recycled water pipeline has shut down a busy Santee intersection as crews work to repair the damage. 

Authorities closed Mission Gorge Road at Fanita Road Tuesday evening around 7 p.m. when a pipeline broke, leaving water flooding the intersection. 

Roughly 240 recycle water customers will be without water for a period of time until the pipeline is repaired, according to Melissa McChesney, a communications officer at the Padre Dam Water District. 

Recycled water is used for irrigation and outdoor purposes, McChesney said, and not for things like drinking, showering or cooking. 

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