|Pipe that spewed 20M gallons near UCLA shut off|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 30 July 2014 20:05|
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokesman Albert Rodriguez said the pipe was shut off completely at 9 p.m. Wednesday, and repairs are expected to be finished late Friday or early Saturday.
At its peak, water was gushing at 75,000 gallons per minute out of the riveted-steel pipe, and by Wednesday afternoon it was still spewing 1,000 gallons an hour, putting out an estimated 20 million gallons overall.
Rodriguez says workers had a giant inflatable plug at the ready to stop the flow, but it wasn't needed.
The break in the 93-year-old pipe left a swath of the UCLA campus including its basketball arena swamped with water.