Christelle Nahas/UCLA
Christelle Nahas/UCLA

Is aging infrastructure to blame for UCLA water main break?

Originally posted by 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio

A busted water main sent a geyser shooting 30 feet in the air and flooded Sunset Boulevard and UCLA yesterday.

About 8 to 10 million gallons of water were lost before the line was shut off more than three hours later. Athletic facilities on the campus, including the newly remodeled Pauley Pavilion, were deluged. The pipe that ruptured was a 30-inch water main carrying millions of gallons of water. It was built nearly 100 years ago in 1921, a reminder of our aging and vulnerable water infrastructure. Mark Gold, acting director of UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, joined Take Two with more. Listen Now.

Video shot by Andrew Blake Ames of the water main break and flood at UCLA on July 20, 2014.