12:48 PM: A water main break in San Francisco’s Marina District this morning has left customers on three blocks without water, a public utilities commission spokeswoman said.
The service interruption is expected to continue into the afternoon.
The 6-inch, cast-iron main broke at about 7 a.m. near 1901 Lombard St., located between Webster and Buchanan streets, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokeswoman Alison Kastama said.
Customers on two blocks of Buchanan Street, between Lombard and Filbert streets, and one block of Moulton Street, just off of Buchanan Street, have had their water service interrupted, Kastama said.
Kastama said crews are at the scene repairing the pipe, and expect to have service restored by 3 p.m.
The cause of the break was age, Kastama said. The pipe dates back to 1890, she said.
The number of customers affected was not immediately available.
10:54 AM: A water main broke in San Francisco’s Marina District this morning, fire department officials said.
The main broke at about 6 a.m. near 1901 Lombard St., located between Webster and Buchanan streets.
A San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokesperson was not immediately available to provide more information about the incident.
Sanjita Patel, an employee at the nearby Ramada Limited hotel at 1940 Lombard St. who lives on adjacent Moulton Street, said water service to her home had been interrupted.
“We don’t have water this morning, not even to drink,” Patel said.
She said the hotel’s water service was not affected.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News