Broken water main sends raging waters cascading from Hampshire Heights down to York Street Lowlands

Lots more pics (and a more-or-less happy conclusion) after the jump:

12 Responses to “Broken water main sends raging waters cascading from Hampshire Heights down to York Street Lowlands”

  1. Jonboywalton says:

    Woa. Love the way the tarmac has come up like that! What does the guy in the last picture think he is doing?

  2. Junk Thief says:

    Okay, glad I know and that I now know that I live in the Lowlands. I was just up there, and my car was dry but trapped from being able to escape upper York.

  3. DISCLAIMER: I am an employee of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

    At approximately 2:30 pm this afternoon, a 12” water main pipe on 21st Street between Potrero Ave and Hampshire St was accidentally broken, likely by the contractor working on a sewer main project on this street, unconfirmed at this time. SF Water department has been easing the flow of water as this line is also responsible for servicing SF General Hospital. Low pressure has been reported and will continue until repairs are completed. Repairs are estimated to take until 10:00 p.m. this evening.

    • Quin2013 says:

      SWEET! Free fresh muddy waters. Get it while you can! PG&E wont charge you for it!!

      I’ll be out there scooping out free water!!

  4. QuitMakingUpNeighborhoods says:

    Neither of those “neighborhoods” exist. Stop calling it that.

  5. Stevo says:

    That’s 21st St, If I am not mistaken.

    The last pic would be in front of the Unified market on the corner of 21st and York.

  6. Dorothy says:

    Great. And now the work on my street that should have been finished in May is interrupted, presumably because all the workers had to go over there (I’m on the potrero side of sf general).
    I’m telling you, it’s not the earthquakes that will take sf down, it’s the state of the sewer/water system.