More damaged water mains in Dixmoor pressure college closures for Tuesday, probably Wednesday
CHICAGO (CBS) — Two extra water mains broke on Tuesday in Dixmoor, closing two colleges once more for a second day in a row.
This comes after a number of broke since Friday. CBS 2’s Shardaa Gray studies crews have been working across the clock to repair these issues.
Since October, CBS 2 has reported on water points in Dixmoor, and on Tuesday, there are new issues. Village of Dixmoor President Fitzgerald Roberts blames the pipes, that are 100 years previous, and he mentioned they’ve all the time been patched, however by no means changed.
Monday’s water essential break on 147th prompted youngsters at King Elementary School and Rosa Parks Middle Schools to remain dwelling a second day on Tuesday.
Now the village is coping with two extra. They are the sixth and seventh breaks in Dixmoor since Friday. Roberts acknowledges it is a major problem. He mentioned the village is fixing one patch at a time, however as soon as one is mounted, one other one breaks.
A boil advisory was put in place on Tuesday so the scholars and neighbors within the space will not drink the water.
“It’s closed today and it depends on how the outcome is when we get the samples back. So that might be in later on this evening or may not be in until tomorrow. If it don’t come in tomorrow, then schools will be closed again until tomorrow,” mentioned Roberts.
U.S. Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush despatched a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday asking for a right away examine on the water provide.
Roberts mentioned a everlasting answer would price about $20 million and they’re making an attempt to get the cash from Cook County.
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