Leaky Valve Leads To Pool Evacuation

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Swim team practice for about twenty kids was cut short Tuesday when the CSISD Natatorium was evacuated.

During practice for the Tsunami swim team, pool employees noticed a peculiar odor near the water.

It was about 10 a.m. when the children were all ordered out of the water.

Lifeguards determined the odor was coming from the opening to a crawl space that runs under the swimming pool.

All of the children were released to their parents.

The City of College Station Waste Water Division and the College Station Fire Department were called to the scene.

Water and air quality tests were performed. All of the levels came back normal.

The fire department determined a fitting, in the crawl space under the pool, broke.

According to the city, that valve was checked Monday night at 8:00 p.m.

The smell is thought to have come from some standing water that had leaked through the broken fitting.

Repairs on the fitting began Tuesday afternoon. According to Becky Nugent, College Station Public Information Officer, the pool should re-open Wednesday morning.