BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills is currently working to repair the water delivery pipeline that serves residents, businesses, and visitors of the city. Work on the pipeline is expected to be completed by Monday, December 24.
The water delivery pipeline started leaking at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Alpine Drive on December 14. The city reported that the exact location of the leak was pinpointed in Metropolitan’s Santa Monica Feeder. The Santa Monica Feeder was completed in 1941 and stretches 24 miles from Eagle Rock to Santa Monica and brings treated water to five cities in between. Metropolitan Water District (MWD) is the primary water provider for the City of Beverly Hills.
With the leak, the city has been forced to rely solely on local water supplies and has asked residents, businesses, and visitors to be mindful and conserve water since Monday, December 17. The usage of outdoor watering was completely eliminated. Beverly Hills has been able to use other available water supplies during the repairs though a water system interconnection with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
“We are very grateful to our residents and businesses who heeded our call to reduce their water use during this emergency,” said Beverly Hills Mayor Julian A. Gold. “Thank you.
Repair crews began working on the repairs on Wednesday, December 19. Once the repairs are fully completed, the pipeline will be inspected and disinfected before being completely operational again.
“We know everyone in Beverly Hills is anxious to have their reliable water supply back, particularly in the middle of the busy holiday season,” said Jim Green, MWD’s water system operations manager in a press release on December 20. “If we don’t run into any additional challenges, the pipeline repairs should be completed in the next few days.”
For water-saving tips, residents can visit www.bewaterwise.com. Questions can be directed to the Beverly Hills Public Works Customer Service line at (310) 285-2467 during normal business hours. Emails can be sent to askPW@beverlyhills.org for more questions and information.