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UCLA water main break wastes millions of gallons of water

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Rob Strotman, who works in the IT department for the School of Arts and Architecture takes a video with his cellphone of the water flowing on campus from a ruptured water main on Sunset Boulevard. Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC

The cause of yesterday's water main break near UCLA is still unknown, but officials have said they still have to drain the pipe before they can begin repairs.

KPCC's Ben Bergman was at the scene of the water main break and joins the show with the latest. 

Take Two's Meghan McCarty puts into context just how much water was wasted. It is estimated that 8-10 million gallons flooded onto the streets and the campus before it was shut off. That's a whole lot of water during California's ongoing drought. 

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