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Water gushing in Pismo Beach: Broken irrigation pipe causes extra water flow

Posted at 12:18 PM, Jun 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-23 15:18:48-04

An old irrigation pipe broke in Pismo Beach, releasing a small water flow Saturday morning.

Crew members with the city’s Public Works Department say an old, capped irrigation line connected to a water main broke around 10 a.m. near Dinosaur Caves Park. 

The pipe itself was about two inches. At first, the city thought they would have to shut off water to surrounding homes, hotels and other establishments. Luckily, they were able to remove the part that was broken and repair it without shutting off the water. 

"As the infrastructure gets older, stuff breaks," an unidentified crew member told KSBY. "It’s hard to say how it broke."

The pipe should be fixed today, according to the Public Works Department. 

No roads were closed, nor was the park, and there were no reports of significant impact on the community.