Water leak in Carlsbad eludes irrigation specialists

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CARLSBAD, Calif. -- A water leak in Carlsbad, which has already caused thousands of gallons to go to waste, continues to elude irrigation specialists.

About two ounces is flowing out of four drains every second, which amounts to thousand of gallons of water streaming down Lancaster Road over several weeks.

Some Carlsbad residents say they contacted the city about a leaking pipe weeks ago. City officials are trying to stem the flow, but have not been able to find the source of the problem.

“They stop, take a look, and then they drive up to the top bank up there and they seem to have it figured out up there, but then you never seem them again,” said resident Judy Rees.

Neighbors worry there could be lasting damage to their properties if the water continues unabated.

The city of Carlsbad released this statement:

“ We are continuing to pursue this, including bringing in more advanced leak detection technology, so the homeowners can get this water stopped.”

The city tested the leak and confirmed it is high-quality drinking water.