Detroit Water and Sewerage Department
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.
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.