Detroit Water Department
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.
The following information was provided to the media by the city of Detroit regarding water service shutoffs.
If a resident owes more than $150 and is more than 60 days past due on their water bill, the water will be shut off.
Majority Of Delinquent Detroit Water Customers In Culture Of: ‘You’re Not Making Me Pay,’ Says Deputy Director
Several people protested outside the Detroit Water department building Thursday, saying customers are having service cut off at an alarming rate and the practice is inhumane.
A bankruptcy court filing from the city says negotiations have run their course.