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Water main breaks leave Robbins residents facing significant challenges – NBC Chicago

It’s been a tough Thanksgiving for the suburban village of Robbins as dozens of residents find themselves with little to no running water due to multiple major outages.

According to Mayor Darren Bryant, two water main breaks are currently affecting more than 100 residents, including himself.

“We take the basic necessity of water for granted, but we have a failing and crumbling infrastructure,” Bryant said. “I’m calling the governor, the state senators…I’m calling on Jesus…anyone to get help for the people.”

The mayor says the price tag to get the village’s water system up to speed could be more than $40 million.

Authorities are delivering crates of water to those affected by the untimely burst water pipes, hoping that water can be restored within one to two days.

Other issues are being assessed, with the mayor also saying a third main rupture may have occurred.

Robbins is just over three miles from Dixmoor, which has also seen a host of water-related issues in recent months. Major breaks, low water pressure, and problems with the village’s pumping system have all caused problems for officials, and state lawmakers have been urged to allocate funds to help rebuild the problems. infrastructure causing the outages.

NBC Chicago

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