New legal action to be announced over chronic flooding in Illinois

New legal action to be announced over chronic flooding in Illinois

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CAHOKIA HEIGHTS, Ill.– Residents in the Centreville area are fed up with flooding and today several community groups will give an update on the plans to sue under the Clean Water Act.

In April, the group Centreville Citizens for Change gave a 60-day notice about their intent to sue in April. Today, they will announce new legal action.

The group says Commonfields of Cahokia Public Water District has been discharging raw sewage from its sewer system in Centreville. The group also says the foul water flows into the Mississippi River and its tributaries.

FOX2 has previously reported on problems in the area. In March, Dick Durbin visited the area and promised improvements.

Durbin said they want to find out if there are resources they can bring in to spare these people the heartache and the damage they go through regularly because of the flooding in their neighborhood and homes.

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