Adding to Golden State Water Company’s recent problems is the Wednesday afternoon breakage of a water main on East Ojai Avenue.
Emergency crews and utilities employees scrambled to quell rising waters from a burst Golden State Water Company pipeline this afternoon. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department was called in to help Caltrans workers divert traffic around a 10-foot crack in Ojai Avenue that was spewing water from the busted pipe. Crews from Golden State worked rapidly to shut down water pressure to the 1000 block of Ojai Avenue. Golden state workers said that water would be shut down from the east side of Bryant Street to the east side of Shady Lane until repairs to the pipe could be made.
Photos and report by Logan Hall