Crews were working to repair a broken water line in San Francisco’s Lower Haight neighborhood Tuesday morning, a fire dispatcher said.
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.
Some San Rafael residents are suffering through a stinky summer.
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.
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.
Two separate water mains broke Tuesday morning in Redwood City, flooding two homes and damaging an intersection, a city water department supervisor said.
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.
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.
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.
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.