Water main break reported in Orinda, causes property damage

UPDATE 10:47 P.M.: (KRON) — The repair on the 12-inch cast-iron transmission pipe finished on Monday night. Paving is now underway.

The road closures are no longer in effect.

ORINDA (BCN) — Crews are working to excavate a 20-foot section of a 12-inch cast iron water main that was reported as broken Monday morning in Orinda, East Bay Municipal Utility District officials said.

EBMUD crews were slated to begin work at about 4 p.m. on the broken water line in 300 block of Glorietta Boulevard, which was reported to Moraga-Orinda Fire District at 8:39 a.m.

Firefighters and EBMUD crews responded to the break and had the water shut off to the main by around 9:30 a.m., according to fire officials.

It initially caused EBMUD customers in the area to lose water service, but service was back to all customers by about 10:30 a.m., EBMUD spokeswoman Tracie Morales-Noisy said.

Morales-Noisy explained that EBMUD was able to restore water service because the affected pipe is not a distribution pipe but a transmission line that connects to a distribution reservoir.

EBMUD officials initially said there was also a home with property damage but have since clarified that it was actually two homes that sustained damage.

Glorietta Boulevard remains closed from Overhill Road to Daryl Drive and EBMUD’s repair work will extend past rush hour traffic, Morales-Noisy said.

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