Detroit Water and Sewerage Department
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.
The plan has been touted as the blueprint for Detroit’s future and key in the city’s sojourn through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Detroit is moving ahead with a $683 million contract to build a large facility designed to convert waste material into energy or fertilizer.
A judge has ended 35 years of federal court oversight of the historically distressed Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.
It’s a new proposal to build what many are calling a “UFO” looking water tower in Commerce Township. But as WWJ’s Kathryn Larson learned, not every neighbor wants it in their backyard.
Department Director Sue McCormick told water commissioners Wednesday that city residents can expect to pay 4.4 percent more for water and 4.2 percent more for sewer service.
The already overburdened Detroit water system has a new client.
Newly released figures say Detroit Water and Sewerage Department customers are expected to see rates jump an average of 8.5 percent this year.
Detroit residents are urging the City Council to stand firm over efforts to turn control over the troubled water system over to outsiders.
Dozens of citizens packed City Council Chambers on Tuesday to urge Council to aggressively fight what they say is an attempt to privatize the city’s water department.