DIXMOOR, Ill. — A water pipe break on Spaulding Street in Dixmoor has caused low water pressure for most of the village, officials announced.
Sunday’s incident is the latest in a long line of water issues plaguing the Dixmoor community.
Service members shut off water for the village, with crews working to repair the break to at least return low water pressure while the repair is taking place.
“The Trustees and our Public Works Department are working around the clock to fix the problem and restore pressure to the Village, and it is my hope we can have everything fixed before the end of the day,” Village President Fitzgerald Roberts said.
Speaking to WGN News, Fitzgerald says, “It’s a hole where the pipe blew out in the bottom of the pipe.
We saw it was shooting out of the ground.”
The water main break occurred around 7 a.m. Repairs should be complete by 7 p.m. A boil order remains in effect for the next 24 hours.
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Fitzgerald says water problems in Dixmoor must be addressed — financially.
“This is just a bandaid going on top of an 8 inch main until we get the right infrastructure funds and get this project started to replace the pipes,” Fitzgerald said. “I’m sure we’re going to have more breaks. Prayerfully, we’ll be able to stay on top of it and get the job done.”