Water restored to 40 Costa Mesa homes after leaks


About 40 homes in the South Coast Metro area of Costa Mesa were without water service from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning because of a pair of line leaks.

Crews restored service to the homes shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, according to Stacy Taylor, external affairs manager for the Mesa Water District.

Attention will turn to cleaning up the street and restoring the asphalt, she said.


The first leak was discovered shortly before noon Wednesday near the intersection of Santa Clara Circle and Salinas Avenue.

“We responded very quickly, so water loss was minimal,” Taylor said Thursday.

Workers repaired that leak by around midnight, she said, but noticed another leak on the same line after trying to restore water service.

Crews worked through the night to repair the second leak and were able to patch things up Thursday morning, Taylor said.

The cause of the leaks and the cost of repair were not immediately available.

The intersection of Santa Clara and Salinas was temporarily closed to traffic to accommodate repairs, Taylor said. An alternate route was available for residents to get to and from their homes.

Complimentary bottled water was made available for affected residents, she added.

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