HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (CBSMiami.com) – Monday was a big day for the YMCA in Hollywood. The organization reopened its facilities after having to temporarily close after the large sewer leak on November 16.
The Hollywood YMCA typically sees roughly 1200 people per day come through its doors. One of the main draws at the YMCA was the outdoor pool, which ended up with raw sewage in it after the sewer line broke.READ MORE: Woman Arrested Following Fight At Miami International Airport
The YMCA plans to drain the outdoor pool and sanitize it before refilling it with water. The YMCA said it will take another week to get the pool back in condition for people to use it.
“We have sanitized the inside of the building we have scrubbed everything the child care and preschool so everything has passed inspection,” said YMCA spokesperson Judi Erickson.
“I”m very happy, everything smells fresh,” said mother Marlo Dupon.READ MORE: Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Warns Company Could Take Ships Out Of Florida Over Vaccine Proof Ban
Professional baseball player John Housey agrees with the sentiment.
“It feels great to be back, things can only improve,” Housey said.
For Nick Greene, who has been a member of the Y for 14 years, the spill was just a bump in the road.
“You hop right back in with the routine,” Greene said.MORE NEWS: Taste Of The Town: Popular Japanese Restaurant Uchi Miami Finds Home In Wynwood
As for residents in Hollywood, the city will hold a final neighborhood meeting Tuesday night at Hollywood City Hall to discuss the sewer break.