By Bay City News Service
A water main break in Hercules has affected water supplies to two major businesses, East Bay Municipal Utility District officials said. They said residences also may have been affected.
While water service to residential customers was not cut off, the break did affect water pressure in the area and some residents with problems such as debris in their lines may have lost service altogether, said district spokeswoman Angela Pook. Any residents experience problems with their water service should contact water district officials immediately for assistance, she said.
The Contra Costa Times reported that Hercules Mayor Dan Romero, who visited the affected areas Sunday, said some residences in the Foxboro neighborhood and in Rodeo lost water service.
Work crews were expected to return to the area Monday morning to assess the broken line and begin repairs.
The break to a 24-inch line was first reported shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday, when customers began calling the district complaining of low water pressure, Pook said.
Crews discovered the break near Willow Avenue and Hawthorne Drive, essentially right under a creek bed, Pook said. Water was shut off to the damaged line around 5:30 p.m.
The line in question provides water to two commercial customers, C&H Sugar and ConocoPhillips. Those businesses were being fed water through a parallel line.
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