2013-05-23 21:39:28 UTC
A century-old sewer line burst in San Francisco's Inner Richmond and
created a 20-foot wide sinkhole that was being repaired Tuesday by work
Crews inspected the broken 19-inch brick sewer pipe with a camera robot to
determine the extent of the damage and will take two weeks to replace a
one-block stretch of sewer pipe on Lake Street between Second and Third
avenues, said Tyrone Jue, a spokesman for the city's Public Utilities
The break was first reported Monday afternoon when a 10-foot deep hole
appeared at the intersection of Lake and Second, Jue said. The sewer line
is at least 100 years old, Jue said.
"This is an example of what happens when you have an aging sewer system
and what the importance is in investing in infrastructure projects," Jue
Portions of Lake will be closed during the sewer repair work, Jue said.