Water Crisis Collaboration

From Journal & Topics***

Community Works To Get Water Flowing At Blackhawk Estates

Water flow has almost totally returned to Blackhawk Estates mobile home park in unincorporated Des Plaines following park-wide water access issues caused by sub-zero temperatures.

Last week, residents went to local lawmakers for help following days without water or seeing sediment-filled water coming from their faucets. Staffers of both Moylan and State Rep. Laura Murphy (D-28th) helped coordinate efforts to solve the problem, including a donation of over 240 cases of water from Coca-Cola.

As vehicles from Elk Grove Township — where the park is located — were unavailable due to the weather, Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison (D-15th) helped organize transportation of the donation. Cochran said the Illinois Beverage Association initiated the process to get the water to Blackhawk.

Read the full article on Journal & Topics here.