Water Main Rupture Floods Street In Fisherman's Wharf

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:34:52 -0800

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)--The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is working to clean up a mess in Fisherman's Wharf caused by a water main that ruptured Friday morning.
     
SFPUC spokeswoman Alison Kastama said the agency received a report  at about 4:30 a.m. of an active water leak on Mason Street between Jefferson  and Beach streets.
     
As of 9 a.m., crews were on site working to determine the leak's  origin in the 8-inch cast-iron water main.
     
"We have to listen to where the water is leaking in the pipe,"  Kastama said.
     
Water spewing from the ruptured main filled the street and spilled  over onto sidewalks, but Kastama said it did not appear that the water  infiltrated nearby businesses.
     
The rupture, however, has left the nearby Radisson Hotel without  water service, which Kastama said the SFPUC hopes to restore by about 3 p.m.
     
The 100 block of Jefferson Street and the 2600 block of Mason  Street have been closed to traffic during the cleanup and repair efforts,  Kastama said.
 
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