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Crews were working to repair a broken water line in San Francisco's Lower Haight neighborhood Tuesday morning. (CBS)

Water Line Break Floods Streets In SF’s Lower Haight

Crews were working to repair a broken water line in San Francisco’s Lower Haight neighborhood Tuesday morning, a fire dispatcher said.


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San Rafael Water Main Break Shuts Down Elementary School

A school in San Rafael is closed Monday morning because of a water main break that occurred nearby early Monday morning, a school employee said.


Foul Odor Overwhelms Residents in San Rafael’s Spinnaker Point Neighborhood

Some San Rafael residents are suffering through a stinky summer.


A man walks by the Oakland Police Department headquarters. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Public Briefly Allowed Back Inside OPD Headquarters After Toilet Pipe Flooding Problem

After reopening briefly Wednesday morning, Oakland police headquarters has been closed to the public again until further notice because of water damage caused by a plumbing problem, a police spokeswoman said.


Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

State, Federal Regulators Release Report On Chevron Refinery Fire In Richmond

The report concluded that a pipe ruptured due to severe sulfidation corrosion and there was a very low concentration of corrosion-inhibiting silicon in the ruptured pipe.


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2 Water Mains Burst Overnight In Redwood City

Two separate water mains broke Tuesday morning in Redwood City, flooding two homes and damaging an intersection, a city water department supervisor said.


A crew at the scene of a Sunset District water main break (Tim Ryan/KCBS)

Water Main Break Shuts Down San Francisco Street

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission crews were at the scene of a water main break in the city’s Sunset District Monday afternoon, a utility spokeswoman said.


Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Chevron Considered Replacing Pipe Blamed For Refinery Fire

Chevron Corp. reportedly considered replacing a corroded Richmond refinery pipe nearly a year ago but decided it was good for another five years of service.


San Bruno gas pipeline blast

’94 San Bruno Pipeline Upgrade Didn’t Include Explosion Site

Records show utility crews replaced five miles of aging gas pipes under a San Bruno neighborhood less than two decades ago but stopped just short of a segment that ruptured and exploded last year.

CBS San Francisco–03/04/2011

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NTSB Chair Rips PG&E Blunders On San Bruno Blast

The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Pacific Gas & Electric’s record-keeping blunders leading up to the San Bruno natural gas pipeline explosion demonstrates a need for stepped up industry safety.

CBS San Francisco–01/27/2011