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Hollywood Sewer Line Repaired, Clean-Up Continues

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Ra sewage flooded Hollywood streets after a sewer line break on Taft Street.

Ra sewage flooded Hollywood streets after a sewer line break on Taft Street.

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HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) –Hollywood workers have finally completed repairs on a Taft Street sewer pipeline.

On Sunday, clean up crews will focus on the neighborhoods most affected by the spill. Everglades Waste Removal Services is on site with crews working to clean the Greater Hollywood YMCA and yards and outbuildings of 24 residences affected by the spill.

The line, which burst last week, is the primary line connecting west Hollywood, eastern Pembroke Pines and parts of southern Broward County to the Southern Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Hollywood.

On Friday, workers thought they had a handle on it, but after the line was put back in service a small, additional leak just east of the rupture site was detected. This leak was repaired overnight.

City officials said the line fully operational and wastewater is being transported through the line to the plant for normal treatment.

“This major break is unprecedented for our City. Every effort has been made to protect public health and safety while making these repairs as expeditiously as possible,” says City Commissioner Heidi O’Sheehan whose Commission District includes the affected area.

City crews are working to clean and aerate the C-10 canal and adjacent finger canals. Water testing to monitor water quality in the nearby C-10 canal and adjacent finger canals continues with results being forwarded to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Broward County Environmental Protection Division. Additionally, a “No Fishing/ No Swimming/ No Wading advisory” remains in effect for the canal.

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