A water main break in The Villages created a sinkhole which swallowed a vehicle.
The water main break occurred Monday in the Village of Mira Mesa, near the intersection of Del Mar Drive and Ventura Court. The water main break spurred a precautionary boil water alert for the neighborhood.
The water main break resurrects an argument raised in April by a Community Development District 1 supervisor. William Jenness has suggested that aging pipes in The Villages need to be replaced with pipes made from modern materials.
Water main breaks in The Villages occur with some frequency:
• Last month, a water main break shut down businesses at Colony Plaza.
• Last year, a newspaper delivery person was running his route on East Schwartz Boulevard on the Historic Side of The Villages when the front end of his van sank into a sinkhole, also created by a water main break.