Photo: Gerving, City of Eureka.

The Outpost woke up (late) to emails from panicked residents all across the east side of town, ranging roughly from H Street to Cooper Gulch. Why oh why does our home have no water? these people wondered.

Well, happily, Brian Gerving, the city of Eureka’s public works director, was up with or indeed probably well before the sun, and he was already read in on the situation. Gerving texted:

There was a main break on a large line on 3rd Street between L and M. That large of a break makes it hard for the system upstream to keep up, so a lot of people lost pressure. It’s shut down now and folks should see pressure starting to build back.

… and he gave us a link to photos, too. There you have it, east siders! You should be wet again soon.