Water is still seeping from that pipe on Louise Ave. that’s been leaking for 10 years. I wrote about it in a previous post, under the title “Something Rotten In Encino”: https://tarzanaismyheroine.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/something-rotten-in-encino/. And now I’m starting to get annoyed, so I’m going to keep writing about it until a) it gets fixed, or b) I figure out who can get it fixed.
The morass of moss, algae, and rust-colored gunk around the leak is almost big enough to qualify as a city pond. Well, that’s an exaggeration, but it is an overly healthy muck habitat.
I bet mosquitos breed there in the summer too. Hello West Nile virus!
So I wonder what it will take to get the LA Bureau of Street Services to fix this? I posted a photo and note about this eyesore on the Encino Neighborhood Council Facebook page, but no response there–at least so far!
Now I’ve found a page on the LA Public Works website where problems with street drainage can be reported.
Let’s all report this!
The page has a form which asks for the address or location of the drainage problem. The location is south of the Louise Ave./Rochelle Place intersection in Encino on the west side of the street.
Here is a link to the form for reporting a problem:
Maybe if more people report it, we can get some action on the ooze!
And in case anyone is curious and wants a close-up so they can identify the species of algae, moss, or what have you, here you go