Water Main Break on Cervantes Street
Update on Water Main Break on Cervantes Street - Temporary Fix is Complete and Roadway is now open
The temporary repairs to the water main and the roadway have been completed and the road is now open to all traffic. The damaged portion of the street was repaved with a 2-inch lift of asphalt as a temporary solution until further geotechnical engineering and a soil corrosion analysis can be completed. In the coming weeks, staff will be working with contractors to strategize on a plan for a permanent fix for both the water line and the roadway, if necessary.
On Friday, August 30, an 8-inch water line broke open near 200 Cervantes Street. Water service was shut off around 4:00 a.m., and full restored by about 9:30 a.m. after City crews repaired the break. Following State regulations and direction, a boil water notice was enacted for affected properties in the immediate area as a precautionary measure only. The notice was lifted the next day (August 31) after lab test results confirmed the water to be safe to consume. It is estimated that as much as ½ million gallons of water was lost from this break. The water completely destroyed the roadway bed and may have compromised other underground utilities. The east side of Cervantes Street was closed from Jefferson Parkway to 200 Cervantes as the situation was assessed and temporary repairs were made to the water main and roadway.