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Detroit Water Department


Talks To Create Detroit Regional Water Authority Stalled Indefinitely

A bankruptcy court filing from the city says negotiations have run their course.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/14/2014


Detroit Emergency Manager Looking To Privatize The City’s Water Department

Kevyn Orr says he’s looking for buyers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2014

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Crews Work To Repair Dozens Of Water Main Breaks, Leaks In Detroit

The Detroit Water Department is working to keep up with water main repairs amid this week’s frigid temperatures.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/07/2014

(WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Water Department Privatization, Massive Layoffs Debated

There was an overflowing crowd — and heated comments — at the Detroit City Council meeting Tuesday as members heard about massive cuts possible within the city’s Water and Sewerage Department.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/13/2012

Mayor Dave Bing, left; with Andy Dillon. (WWJ Photo/Beth Fisher)

Bing Updates City Council On Planned Reforms

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing went before Detroit City Council on Monday, for the first time in months.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2012


Mixed Reviews On Water Department Implementing Proposed Changes

The Director of Detroit’s Water and Sewerage Department wants to begin implementing some of the controversial changes proposed following a 90 day review of the system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/15/2012

(WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Union: Water Department Strike Is Still On

The union said the strike will not end “until there is an agreement from DWSD management that there will be amnesty for all of the 34 fired workers, and that there will be no retaliation against any other workers or union officers.”

CBS Detroit–10/03/2012

Wastewater workers in Detroit on strike. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Striking Water Workers Suspended, Face Firing

Thirty-four Detroit Water and Sewerage workers who went on strike over pay cuts and the city’s plan to downsize the department over several years have been suspended without pay and face firing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2012

(WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Water Department Workers Continue Strike Despite Threats Of Termination

Workers are back on the picket line a day after a judge ordered them to end a strike protesting job cuts at the Detroit regional water department.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/02/2012

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McCulloch Pleased With Ruling On Detroit Water Department

Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner John McCulloch is applauding a judge’s decision to deny Detroit’s request to end federal oversight over its Water and Sewerage Department.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/12/2011