UCLA Seeks $13 Million in Damages After Water Main Break

Up to 20 million gallons of water gushed out of a broken water main, causing extensive damages on the UCLA campus, including historic Pauley Pavilion, last July.

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Last year, a water main break on Sunset Boulevard spewed 20 million gallons of water into the surrounding community and caused major flooding on the UCLA campus. The university is now seeking $13 million in damages from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

According to an LA Times article, the university says it has submitted the $13 million claim for five buildings, several athletic fields and two garages. The damages include the wooden floor at Pauley Pavilion, which was covered with 8 inches of water during the water main break.

“UCLA and LADWP have, and will continue to, cooperate regarding the resolution of all UCLA campus-related damages,” city utility officials said in a statement.

The water main rupture triggered national discussion about the state of the city — and the nation’s — underground infrastructure.

Source: LA Times


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