Cicero residents protest water district over flooding

July 31, 2011 (CICERO, Ill.)

The protestors say the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is to blame. Many say their homes have flooded multiple times over the last couple of years.

The water has destroyed large ticket items such as furnaces and water heatersm and priceless items such as keepsakes.

"I mean it's serious. This is not just here or water in the basement. These are people's homes. There is an emotional attachment," said Cicero resident Missi Cundari.

"I am very frustrated. It is a shame I had to take a day off work to make it to the board meeting," said Cicero resident Sonia Balli.

Cicero town president Larry Dominick says he's not certain what it would take to stop the flooding, but he says the town properly maintains its sewer system.

ABC7 was unable to reach anyone from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District for comment.

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