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Hollywood holds meetings to talk with people affected by sewer spill

posted Dec 21, 2011, 9:15 AM by Freddy Suastegui

By Carli Teproff

Six days after a major sewer line burst in a Hollywood neighborhood, the smell still lingers, crews are still working to patch the street and clean the yards of nearby affected homes, and a part of Taft Street remains closed.

Last Wednesday, a sewer line broke at Taft Street near North 31st Road, sending 20 million gallons of raw sewage into the neighborhood and a nearby canal.

The city will hold meetings with residents to update them on progress:

• 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.;

• 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at Hollywood City Hall, room 219. This meeting is aimed at residents who live along canals.

Repairs to the sewer line are complete and sewage is now flowing directly to the Southern Regional Wastewater Treatment Center. However, Rotary Park will remain closed until further notice and the YMCA remains closed as city crews clean the pool area.

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