Water main break reportedly sends Richmond neighbors out into the street with buckets


A Richmond neighborhood saw some flooding following a water main break Monday morning, a fire captain said.

Fire crews responded about 11 a.m. to a residential area near Hazel Avenue and Sonoma Street after residents reported “a lot of water coming out of the street,” Richmond Fire Capt. Rico Rincon said.

Crews with the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) responded a short time later. According to KRON4, residents were scooping up water from the street and using it for their plants. Meanwhile, fire crews assisted in trying to block off the street and ensure water didn’t venture into homes, Rincon said.

The fire department has not received any reports of damage to homes since leaving the scene, Rincon said, adding EBMUD is responsible for repairing any damages to the system.