Water Pipe Break Impacts 40 Apartments at Chula Vista Complex

NBC7 Staff on May 28, 2019

Dozens of residents were temporarily left without water service Wednesday when part of a pipe broke at an apartment complex in Chula Vista, officials said.

According to authorities, a pipe broke around 10:40 a.m. at the Shadow Pines apartment complex located at 321 Rancho Dr. A spokesperson for the Otay Water District said it was an 8-inch pipe that had sustained a lateral break, prompting the water district to shut down water service.

The Otay Water District said the shutdown affected approximately 40 apartment units. For now, those residents have water service through a temporary above-ground water supply line.

Crews with the water district were at the scene assessing the damage and figuring out how long it would take to repair the pipe. As of 2 p.m., a spokesperson said repairs were expected to be completed by 9 p.m.

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