Haight & Webster Briefly Flooded After Crew Strikes Water Main

The area near Haight and Webster streets was submerged this morning after construction crews reportedly struck a water main.

According to tipster Dan Jackson, employees of SF Water Power Sewer “just hit a water main while doing construction and completely flooded Haight and Webster” around 9:30am.

Photo: Dan Jackson/Twitter

Jackson said his water has been cut off, while another resident said the incident “explains the brown water coming out of my sink.”

By 9:45am, the water receded, but Webster Street north of Haight is still closed to traffic due to construction.

Photo: Dan Jackson/Twitter

Public Works is managing an infrastructure improvement project in the area. The ongoing work is replacing water and sewer mains, upgrading traffic signals, and adding new curb ramps, bulb-outs and street surfaces. The work began in April 2015, but it’s not slated to wrap up until May 2018.

This isn’t the first time a mishap complicated life for residents and merchants in the Lower Haight; last month, noise complaints related to overnight construction work led District 5 Supervisor London Breed—who lives nearby—to complain to Public Works.

The water receded about 20 minutes later. | Photo: Rose Garrett/Hoodline

Shortly after 10am, SF Water Power Sewer posted on Twitter that a team had been dispatched to make repairs and that "water service has been shut down to avoid further leak[s]."

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Haight webster briefly flooded after crew strikes water main