July 26, 2021 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Residential Water Main Breaks Near Canals

A 6″ cast iron residential water main line capable of carrying up to 1,100-1,700 gallons per minute (roughly 66,000 gallons an hour) ruptured earlier today (12:30pm) near the Venice Canals. The line was shut off by 2pm.

Flooding Venice Beach 5-11-12All pictures by Ray Rae!

LAFD is still on scene pumping about a foot of water out of one apartment building, but relate that they do not believe the structure has been damaged. A Volkswagen based replica of a Porsche Speedster seemed to be the greatest casualty of the day, although mold issues at affected properties may be a real issue.

Flooding Venice Beach 5-11-12

Many of the water lines in Los Angeles date back to the 1920’s, originally put in place under the direction of William Mulholland, who engineered the gravity fed aqueduct system that brings us water from the Owens Valley and the Eastern Sierras. The nearly 100 year old water system has 7,200 miles of underground pipe which distributes 600 million gallons of water each day.

Flooding Venice Beach 5-11-12

Flooding Venice Beach 5-11-12

Flooding Venice Beach 5-11-12

Related Posts

Homeless Advocate Arrested Near Venice Bridge Home Shelter on Suspicion of Dealing Drugs

July 26, 2021

July 26, 2021

65-year-old Garry Featherstone accused of selling meth, PCP By Sam Catanzaro A self-described homeless outreach advocate was recently arrested near...

Bonin’s Encampment to Home Moves 131 Homeless Into Housing: YO! Venice Show – July 19, 2021

July 19, 2021

July 19, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Bonin’s Encampment to Home Moves 131 Homeless Into Housing * LAFD...

Petition for Recall of Councilmember Bonin Approved for Circulation

July 13, 2021

July 13, 2021

Signature gathering phase now set to begin after Tuesday approval by City Clerk  By Sam Catanzaro The Los Angeles City...

Deadline Extended For Unhoused To Move Belongings Off Boardwalk: YO! Venice Show – July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Deadline Extended For Unhoused To Move Belongings Off Boardwalk * Pedestrian...

Hyperion Spill Discharges 17 Million Gallons of Raw Sewage Into Santa Monica Bay

July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021

Sunday night spillage occurs 1-mile offshore from Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant By Sam Catanzaro 17 million gallons of raw sewage...

IPO Cosmetics Launches The World’s First 4Step Facial Kit

July 10, 2021

July 10, 2021

It’s Perfect On Introduces a New, Convenient, Portable and Eco-Friendly Skincare Option By Staff Writer What if you could get...

Marina Drive-In Movie Summer Series Underway

July 9, 2021

July 9, 2021

Gather with your family and friends to watch movies by the sea in Marina del Rey. Marina Drive-In Movie Nights,...

Venice Car-to-Car Shooting Leaves 18-Year-Old Dead

July 6, 2021

July 6, 2021

LAPD investigating Monday incident By Sam Catanzaro Police are searching for a driver wanted in connection to a car-to-car shooting...

Marina del Rey Man Sentenced to Over 4 Years in Prison for $3.3 Million Ponzi

July 1, 2021

July 1, 2021

An accountant was sentenced today to 51 months in federal prison for running a four-year, $3.3 million Ponzi scheme that...

LA City Council Votes To Stop Citing Unlicensed Street Vendors

July 1, 2021

July 1, 2021

Vote will allow hundreds of business owners to serve food without fear of confiscation By Toi Creel  On Tuesday, June...

Making cents of it all—a local practice’s approach to personalized financial planning in a pandemic

July 1, 2021

July 1, 2021

Financial advisors deliver personalized financial advice to help you achieve your goals, today and tomorrow. But what happens when traditional...

Brisket Pizza Collab Coming to Venice July 4th

July 1, 2021

July 1, 2021

Moo’s Craft BBQ and Speak Cheezy popping up at Deus Ex Machina July 4th By Kerry Slater Two restaurants are...