Water to be shut off Sunday night

The water will be turned off in portions of downtown Laguna Beach from 9 p.m. Sunday to 9 a.m. Monday.

The Laguna Beach County Water District is replacing 13 water valves to improve the water system and provide a reliable and adequate supply of water.

Storm drains in the area have been covered with screens to protect them from debris, and preliminary work began Wednesday to prepare for the valve replacement, said Christopher Regan, Water District spokesman.

The work will affect the following downtown Laguna streets: Ocean Avenue; Beach Street; Forest Avenue; Third Street; Second Street; Mermaid Street; First Street; the south side of Loma Terrace; east side of Broadway; and the north side of So. Coast Highway, from Broadway to Laguna Avenue.


Area businesses have been alerted to the shutdown, and district crews will be on hand during the shutoff to assist firefighters with any emergency needs that may occur during that time.

Residents are advised to fill containers with enough water to serve their needs during the shutdown and to pay special attention to the needs of the elderly, children, the sick and pets.

For more information, call (949) 494-1041.