Detroit Water and Sewerage Department
The issue gained wide attention when activists appealed to the United Nations for assistance.
“The folks who are being cut off are almost one hundred percent African American.”
The following information was provided to the media by the city of Detroit regarding water service shutoffs.
“The people will pay their bill when they’re forced to pay their bill.”
Longtime Detroit Congressman John Conyers has sent letters to President Barack Obama and other officials requesting immediate action and relief regarding water shutoffs in the bankrupt city.
Grosse Pointe Park has come up with a plan that could make it the next Michigan community to stop buying water from Detroit.
A bankruptcy court filing from the city says negotiations have run their course.
The city is preparing a campaign to shut off service to 1,500 to 3,000 customers a week who are delinquent on bills.
Kevyn Orr says he’s looking for buyers.
He may not be a “Detroit basher,” but Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson thinks “no deal is better than a bad deal” when it comes to doing business with the Motor City.