Dixmoor remains under boil notice after 2 water main breaks repaired, village officials say

Dixmoor remains under boil notice after 2 water main breaks repaired, village officials say

DIXMOOR, In poor health. (TOC) — South suburban Dixmoor stays beneath a state of emergency due to low water strain.

Village officers stated late Thursday evening that the 2 damaged water mains have been repaired and water service has been restored, however residents ought to proceed to boil their water.

“Water service is again up and working in Dixmoor, however in the mean time strain is low whereas we await the water tank to refill,” Dixmoor Village President Fitzgerald Roberts stated in a written assertion. “There’s a boil water order in impact till additional discover. We are going to proceed to make water obtainable for residents at Village Halls for residents who want it.”

It is a acquainted downside inflicting frustration for Dixmoor residents.

“It is laborious to take a bathe, wash dishes, wash your garments,” stated Willie Daniels. “It is a horrible downside with this water.”

Two water principal breaks, lower than a mile other than one another, initially impacted water strain for about 375 individuals on the town, however the work to restore that downside pressured the village to close off all water.

“These water breaks are pure issues for outdated methods and our system may be very outdated,” stated John Thompson, the financial improvement director.

As crews attempt to resolve the problem, Thornton Township is lending a serving to hand, dropping off truckloads of water at village corridor for residents to make use of.

A line of vehicles present the various profiting from that, however many are hoping this does not final lengthy.

“It is horrible,” stated Dixmoor resident Mary Newton. “It is a actually unhealthy scenario however what are you able to do. They should do one thing.”

The poor infrastructure in Dixmoor left residents with out water for greater than two weeks final fall. Throughout that disaster, the village’s water pumps burned up as a result of low-pressure points.

It is an inconvenience that is turning into all too widespread for individuals who dwell right here.

“Each 3-4 months it occurs, even within the winter time generally,” Daniels stated.

Individuals within the Trendy Estates trailer park are additionally beneath a boil water order till additional discover.

“The one space with low strain is the trailer park at this level,” Dixmoor Village President Fitzgerald Roberts stated. “We have now been in touch with the IEPA and others to seek out the issue and resolve it. The residents in Trendy Estates are beneath a boil water order till additional discover.”

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Roberts stated the village has checked the primary strains delivering water to Trendy Estates and no issues have been recognized. He stated the village will proceed to work with Trendy Estates to assist discover the supply of the issue.

Water shall be obtainable at Village Corridor, situated at 170 W. 145th St. in Dixmoor, starting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday. The quantity to achieve Village Corridor is 708-389-6121.

Dixmoor has been working to repair water provide points for the previous a number of years.

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