Detroit Water Department
Workers said a strong chlorine smell chlorine left their eyes burning.
It’s another big step forward in an effort to sort out southeast Michigan’s incessant water system struggle.
Oakland County is joining the new regional authority to take over operations of Detroit’s water system.
A new regional authority will now take over operations of Detroit’s water system with the approval of the Wayne County Commission.
Mayor Duggan’s top aide said daily shutoffs are down to 350 to 400 and roughly 30,000 people have enrolled in payment plans.
Council members voted 7-2 in support of a plan to create the Great Lakes Water Authority.
The money will be administered through the United Way for Southeastern Michigan.
Mayor Mike Duggan is getting more control over city operations — including the embattled water department.
Detroit’s water bill problems have leaked online and now, strangers are lending a hand to save residents from shutoffs.
The issue gained wide attention when activists appealed to the United Nations for assistance.