Battle Continues Over Detroit Water

DETROIT (WWJ) – Oakland County is asking a federal judge to take away control of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department away from the city of Detroit.

Instead, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner John McCulloch wants the department to be run by Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, along with representatives from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.

 McCulloch says the department has been improperly managed.

It’s the latest move by suburban officials to strip control of the department away from the City. Republican State Representative Kurt Heise of Plymouth has introduced a bill in Lansing that would take power away from Detroit’s Mayor.

 The case will be heard by U.S. District Judge Sean Cox.

Related: ‘Big 4′ Debate Detroit Water Woes


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