DIXMOOR, Ill. (CBS) — Water pressure fell to half its normal levels in Dixmoor on Saturday, effectively leaving all residents of the south suburb without running water.
The pressure issues are part of an ongoing water crisis in Dixmoor. The Dixmoor Village Board declared a state of emergency last Thursday.READ MORE: Burglars Target The North Face Store, Foot Locker In Wicker Park; Boost Mobile Nearby In Humboldt Park
Water pressure levels need to be in the range of 35 to 36 pounds per square inch to serve the village, according to a news release. During the crisis, pressure levels have fallen to single digits at times.
“We know the water problems present an emergency situation for our residents and business owners. We know this is an emergency and we are doing everything we can to resolve it,” Dixmoor Village President Fitzgerald Roberts said in the news release. “The Village Board, Village Clerk, and the Village staff – we are all working around the clock.”READ MORE: Crowds Return To Stores This Black Friday, But Supply Chain Issues Pose Challenges
Dixmoor receives all its water from the City of Harvey.
Late Saturday, the Village of Dixmoor reported that crews were still working to get the water pressure to full capacity, but residents’ water was expected to be back in service.MORE NEWS: President Biden Restricts Travel From South Africa and 7 Other African Countries Due To New COVID Variant