Updated: Contractors hit water line near Highway 50
– Update 4:50 p.m. –
South Tahoe Public Utility District Assistant General Manager Paul Sciuto clarified that the pipe that was struck was a six inch PVC waterline. Customers in the area are still without water, Sciuto added. He said cleanup of the spill will take at least two hours and maybe more depending on what district staff find when they reach the line.
The Tribune’s previous story is below.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – A Southwest Gas Corporation subcontractor accidentally hit a four inch steel waterline earlier this afternoon, causing flooding near the intersection of Herbert Avenue and Lake Tahoe Boulevard, said South Tahoe Public Utility District Assistant General Manager Paul Sciuto.
The water has been shut off.
Further investigation is needed before the district will know how long the repair will take, Sciuto said. Sciuto recommended people contact the district if they see any additional water coming from the area.