As of approximately 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, residents and businesses in Manhattan Beach were being advised by city staff to run their tap water until it is "clean" and free of any cloudiness.
City Manager Dave Carmany issued a press release containing the advice after a fire hydrant was knocked off on the corner of Highland Avenue and 45th Street around 6 a.m. Wednesday.
City fire staff, responding to the incident, experience difficulty accessing the shut-off valve and water ran from the area for nearly one hour, said Carmany, causing "significant erosion to the beach and berm" at the bottom of 45th Street.
The water that cascaded down 45th Street did not damage any homes downstream, he said, however, a house on the corner of 45th and Highland "was impacted but no one was home." Carmany said in the release, "It appears no damage to that home."
City Water Department crews were on scene as of the time of Carmany's press release and Los Angels County Lifeguards had been notified of the incident.