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Broken Sunset Boulevard water pipe was badly worn, DWP tells council
Broken Sunset Boulevard water pipe was badly worn, DWP tells council

One of the two water lines that burst under Sunset Boulevard last week was so badly worn that "with a little effort, we could almost scrape the corrosion away and kind of rub a hole through the pipe," a top Los Angeles Department of Water and Power executive said Wednesday. Senior Assistant General Manager James B. McDaniel told a committee of Los Angeles City Council members that the other trunk line involved had five leaks before the rupture. Neither line was scheduled for replacement, despite getting less-than-stellar grades of "C" and "D" from the utility, according to DWP officials. McDaniel and other managers of the city-owned utility were called...

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