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#1 Jun 9, 2011
Is anyone else have continued problems with sewage backup into their basements anytime we get a heavy rain? Im not talking about some rain water seepage, but heavy sewage backing through floor drains and coming up to almost a foot. We are in the area north of 123rd and west of Western. It sure seems like there is an infrastructure problem with the sanitary lines around here. Curious to see how many others are having this problem.
#2 Jun 9, 2011
I am having the same problem on 122nd Maple
#3 Jun 9, 2011
Hah! The homes on the entire street on 123rd Place had water coming up through their drains!
When the call went to the Aldermen of the ward one said...'What do you want me to do about it?"
"The other said we have no money to fix the problem."
Guess which one said what?
#4 Jun 9, 2011
Why don't you tell us you whacko.
#5 Jun 10, 2011
I live a couple of blocks north of 127th St.(east of Western) and
our basement had of foot of sewer water in it! It is sooo gross.
#6 Jun 10, 2011
BI has not upgraded the sewer system to meet any type of modern requirements. In fact we still have a 'combined' system... sewage and storm water' that is both unsanitary and easily overwhelmed by rain. One of the reasons that such back-ups take place so frequently is that BI is forced to released this overflow into the river when the system can't handle it BUT we are fined by doing so. They avoid this until disaster is imminent and most of the time it is too late to avoid mass sewage back-ups. City government would rather see our property and health destroyed than address the problem.
Our new 'financial favor' Water and Sewer/Mayor of Mokena/Plumbimg Expert/ Parking Lot Re-Sealer genius has done little to address this issue...meanwhile we suffer....there isn't any money to fix it they say...BS. Many infrastructure grants and other sources can be used but 'jobs for votes' wins every time.
If you have a little money call a plumber and install an anti-backflow device on the main sewer line into your home...it will save you from the constant disease ridden mess and as we all know...here in BI you can't count on them to look out for you.
#7 Jun 14, 2011
I had the sewer system in front of my house upgraded about 5 years ago by the state - not Blue Island. And they did a horrible job at that.
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