10th Street between Tasker and Morris has been closed for a while now due to a sinkhole and water main leak.
According to a letter sent to Councilman Squilla’s office from the Water Department, this section of the street will remain closed for another three to four months, in addition to sections of the water main being shut off over the next few weeks to repair the valves.
In the letter it was stated that residents who would be affected by the water main shutoffs would be notified, but it seems as though most neighbors have not been notified. A neighbor who lives two blocks from the water main break told us that they have had very low water pressure, if they have any water at all, and the Water Department has yet to reach out.
The Water Department has deemed this sinkhole and break as an emergency and have stated that they hope to minimize the number of customers affected by these water shutoffs and the rest of the work being done.
Since the water and sewer mains along this street date back to 1925 and 1895, it seems like it was only a matter of time before something like this happened.
We’ve reached out for comment from the Water Department.
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about the situation.
Have you been affected by this sinkhole and water main break?