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Water-filled hole causes health concerns for Marissa residents

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A Marissa man put a fishing boat and fisherman in his yard and a false duck and alligator in the water to draw attention to the drainage problem. A Marissa man put a fishing boat and fisherman in his yard and a false duck and alligator in the water to draw attention to the drainage problem.
A Marissa man put a fishing boat and fisherman in his yard and false duck and alligator in the water to draw attention to the drainage issue. A Marissa man put a fishing boat and fisherman in his yard and false duck and alligator in the water to draw attention to the drainage issue.
MARISSA, Ill. (KMOV.com) - Residents of a neighborhood in Marissa, Illinois expressed health concerns after a water-filled hole in the street sparked a display of protest and no action from the city.

The hole, which is filled with algae-covered water, drew attention after a neighborhood man put a fishing boat and fisherman in his yard and a false duck and alligator in the water to draw attention to the drainage problem.

Beth Inman lives a block away from the hole and told News 4 she is worried about her daughter's health.

"[I'm] worried about mosquitoes, we were out here the other night and it was just really bad," said Inman.

The man who built the fishing boat display spoke to the supervisor of Public Works in the village and said the hole has been moved down on the list of street repairs since the display was made.

When News 4 asked village representatives about the hole, all that was said was "no comment."

Residents said the road was just repaved last year.

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