LADWP Crews Responding to Water Main Break in Westwood
|LADWP crews are currently responding to a water main break reported this afternoon at 10643 West Sunset Boulevard in Westwood. The water main is a 30-inch, 90-year-old riveted steel pipe that delivers water to the area at a high velocity from Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir.
Crews are shutting off three large diameter valves as quickly and safely as they can, taking care to avoid further damage due to pressure in adjacent pipes that could lead to further ruptures if care is not taken.
We will follow up with more information as it becomes available. Water flow through the pipe when operational is estimated at 75,000 gallons per minute. LADWP serves approximately 500 million gallons of water to customers each day.