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Update on Water Main break in Temecula — improper pipe burying probable cause, says Rancho Water District

20140130-172423.jpgRancho Water District

Road work on Margarita should be wrapped up Thursday eventing, after cleanup and repair from Wednesday’s flood.

Read: Major water main break in Temecula closes roads from Promenade Temecula South to Solana Way

Rancho Water District public information spokesman Meggan Valencia said, “Crews think the 16″ pipe split at the bottom because there wasn’t enough sand placed underneath it when it was installed.”

No sinkhole associated with the break, however the water released through the broken pipe forced its way through the asphalt, causing epic cracks and fissures, Valencia stated.

The water from the break ran to Ynez Road, flooding parts of the Abbott building parking lot.

Valencia continued, saying, “Abbott elected to siphon off the water itself and clean up the associated debris. The company may file a claim with the district later to recoup the costs.”

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About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

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