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A pipeline located on Sunset Boulevard ruptured shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. F...

Water Main Break Floods UCLA

August 13th, 2014
Photo Credit: UCLA Newsroom

A pipeline located on Sunset Boulevard ruptured shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. For approximately four hours, water gushed out onto the street and onto the UCLA campus. Cars were submerged under the constant flow in Parking Structures 4 and 7, and water leaked into some campus buildings and sports facilities including Pauley Pavilion, Bruin Plaza, the John Wooden Center, and the J.D. Morgan Center. Approximately 20 million gallons of water spread from the ruptured pipeline onto the surrounding areas and the UCLA campus.

Staff, students, faculty, and community members have come together to help one another. An update from Chancellor Block said: “As campus crews and contractors continue removing water from buildings and clearing debris from areas affected by Tuesday’s water main break, I want to thank everyone for their patience, hard work, and generous assistance to their colleagues and strangers.”

Kelly Schmader, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management (and Project SPELL supporter) commented: “It’s pretty inspiring to see how committed everyone is to our campus. It’s great to be surrounded by this team. They really rise to the occasion, especially when there’s a crisis like this.”

Are you looking to help UCLA get back to normal? Here are a few ways to get involved and to help prepare for future emergencies in our community:

For additional information on the flood and campus resources, visit the following news links:

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