BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills announced on Saturday, December 22, that crews from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California completed repairs on the main water delivery pipeline serving Beverly Hills ahead of timed schedule. The city expected the repairs to be completed by Monday, December 24.  The pipeline which is made of cast iron and is 32 inches in diameter is now fully functional.

Sunset Boulevard at Alpine Drive opened in both directions to motorists on Sunday, December 23, with final repairs to be made to the roadway in January 2019.

“We are thankful for the community’s cooperation and the diligence of all who worked to resolve this leak as quickly as possible,” said Beverly Hills Mayor Julian Gold.

During the repairs, residents and businesses were asked to conserve water until the water line was returned to service. Normal water habits may resume.

“Thanks to the patience and cooperation of the residents, visitors and businesses in Beverly Hills, we’ve been able to make these emergency repairs and ensure the city has a reliable water supply,” said Jim Green, Metropolitan’s water system operations manager.

Evidence of the leak was found at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Alpine Drive on December 16. After pinpointing the exact location of the leak in Metropolitan’s Santa Monica Feeder, crews began repairs on Wednesday, December 19.

The Santa Monica Feeder, completed in 1941, stretches 24 miles from Eagle Rock to Santa Monica and serves treated water to the cities of Glendale, Burbank, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.