Saturday, August 29 , 2015, 1:15 pm | Fair 84.0º




Water Main Breaks on Gillespie Street on Santa Barbara’s Westside

The block between Islay and Pedregosa streets is closed as crews work on repairs

Santa Barbara city crews work to repair and clean up a water main break Thursday morning on Gillespie Street between Islay and Pedregosa streets.

Santa Barbara city crews work to repair and clean up a water main break Thursday morning on Gillespie Street between Islay and Pedregosa streets.  (Lara Cooper / Noozhawk photo)

By Lara Cooper, Noozhawk Staff Writer | @laraanncooper |

City crews were working to repair a water main break Thursday morning on a residential street on Santa Barbara’s Westside.

The break was reported about 5:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Raymond Lopez of the City of Santa Barbara Public Works Department.

Water began pouring out of a curb on Gillespie Street between Islay and Pedregosa streets, and that block remained closed as crews worked.

As of 9:30 a.m., the flow of water had stopped, but a deluge of mud remained on the street and sidewalks.

Lopez said a cause had not yet been identified.

Noozhawk staff writer Lara Cooper can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.




comments powered by Disqus

» on 02.08.13 @ 08:20 PM

City cannot replace a old system in a timely manner because of economics.  At the same time it rolls over to groups like the Channel Keepers to the tune of millions for what members of Channel Keepers admits has been fixed?

How about no more street narrowing, bulbouts, fancy sidewalks, tiled crosswalks until the basics have been fixed.

» on 02.09.13 @ 02:19 PM

The city “rolled over” to a group known as the federal court, who employs the federal judge who arbitrated the settlement against the city, and the federal Environmental Protection Agency, who employs the attorneys who prosecuted the case against the city, which was filed as citizen’s litigation under the federal Clean Water Act, which the city violated over a period of 13 years,ignoring Channelkeepers lobbying for compliance with federal law throughout this period.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

 

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.