SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Water was restored to residents after an 8-inch cast iron water main pipe installed in 1899 broke Friday morning in San Francisco, a San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokeswoman said.
The first call reporting the break came in at 11:15 a.m. in the 2000 block of Green Street, spokeswoman Alison Kastama said.
Three blocks of buildings were without water. The buildings on Green Street between Fillmore and Pierce streets were without water and the buildings on Steiner Street between Green and Union streets were also without water, Kastama said.
The leak was minimized so that crews could dig to find the break.
Some residents reported water in their garages, Kastama said.
Around 7 p.m. water was restored to all residents.
Crews remained on scene filling in the hole that was dug to access the break, according to Kastama.
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