Water main break blamed on old age

July 14, 2008 4:49:02 PM PDT
East Bay MUD called it a case of old age - a water main break in Oakland that turned streets into rivers Monday morning.

Fourteen customers around 19th Avenue and East 27th Street were left without water service.

Thousands of gallons were wasted before the water could be turned off; repairs to the broken main were completed by mid-afternoon.