Are we seeing the tell-tale signs of this with twin water main breaks in Studio City and Valley Village this weekend?
The area around Ventura Blvd and Coldwater Canyon Ave experienced a flood of near bibilical-like propotions Saturday evening when a City water main dating back to 1914 burst. City crews are still in mop-up operations with hundreds of homes and businesses impacted. Major portions of the roadway were washed away in the flood with repairs not likely for days or weeks.
Tuesday morning another water main burst underneath a neighborhood in Valley Village, just a few miles away from the Ventura-Coldwater disaster creating a sinkhole that swallowed an LAFD firertruck. At least 40 homes are without water.
Are these isolated incidents or perhaps was Zuma right about the impact of unchecked development on roadways, water pipes, the water supply and electric grid? Are we only seeing the very beginning of all hell breaking loose with the City under the weight of too many people?
This very well could be a game changer in the coming CD2 elections and beyond. In light of these recent incidents it will be interesting to hear what the candidates have to say. Stay tuned!