HOLLYWOOD : Those Forced to Purchase Bottled Water to Be Repaid

Residents who found excessively chlorinated water flowing from taps in the Hollywood area will be reimbursed for the cost of the bottled water they were forced to use, authorities said Friday.

An equipment malfunction between 7 and 9 a.m. Thursday allowed highly chlorinated water from the Hollywood Reservoir to flow into the city's distribution system in an area bounded by Franklin Avenue, 3rd Street, La Cienega Boulevard and Vermont Avenue.

Robert Y. Yoshimura, water quality division assistant director, said the problem was corrected and the water flow from the reservoir to the city's distribution system was shut down while the pipelines were flushed. That process was completed by 10 p.m. Thursday.

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