Deferred maintenance in Santa Ana "bubbles to the surface"

The rupture of a gas and water line has caused the closure of Harbor Boulevard from Camille Street and McFadden Avenue, which is expected to last into the evening,according to the O.C. Register. The timing is interesting.

The City of Santa Ana recently raised our water rates – but they did not tell residents the truth behind the raise in water rates.

The truth is that the City of Santa Ana has deferred maintenance in its water and sewer lines for so long that tonight’s incident was bound to happen sooner rather than later.

They raised the rates, according to inside sources, to pay for the deferred maintenance. But they waited too long.

Here are a few more excerpts from the Register article:

At 12:30 p.m., fire, police and utilities personnel were dispatched to the area after reports of the street bubbling, said Santa Ana Fire Capt. Chris Caswell.

“They are working on getting a plan together,” Caswell said.

About 80 residents and more than a dozen businesses have no water or gas. The American Red Cross is on scene to assist those affected.

Whatever extra money the city made by raising our water rates just went down the toilet!


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