Robbins recovers water after main break problems


In the suburban village of Robbins, water has been restored as multiple major break issues that left dozens of residents without services on Thanksgiving have been resolved.

The village notified residents in a Facebook post at around 1:15 a.m. Friday, asking them to turn on the taps as the pressure could build. Residents should run the water to remove old liquid from the system, and the next time he needs to boil the water for 24 hours, the village advises.

Officials were delivering cases of water to people affected by the untimely water main break throughout Thursday.

Mayor Darren Bryant said two water mains failed, affecting him and more than 100 residents.

“We take our basic need for water for granted, but the infrastructure is dysfunctional and crumbling,” Bryant said Thursday. “I am calling out to governors, state senators… I am calling out to Jesus… Ask someone to help the people.”

The mayor said the price tag for bringing the village’s water system up to standard could be more than $40 million.

Robbins is just three miles from Dixmoor and has experienced a number of water-related problems in recent months. Broken mains, low water pressure, problems with the village pumping system all contribute to problems that the authorities deal with, and state legislators are asking for help to rebuild the infrastructure problems causing the breakdown. You are being asked to allocate funds.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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