After a summer of shut-offs, the Detroit Water Fund was set-up with the intention of helping Detroiters pay off those bills
Disappointing news for Detroit residents who were hoping for a moratorium on unpaid water bills …
Mayor Duggan’s top aide said daily shutoffs are down to 350 to 400 and roughly 30,000 people have enrolled in payment plans.
The city had given residents who were late on their water bills 15 days to pay up.
The money will be administered through the United Way for Southeastern Michigan.
Officials gathered at the United Way 211 Call Center to announce $200,000 in contributions to the Detroit Water Fund on Monday.
Detroit’s mayor announced Thursday the bankrupt city will offer affordable, consistent payment plans and financial assistance to many delinquent customers.
“The people will pay their bill when they’re forced to pay their bill.”
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.
U.N. experts say disconnections due to non-payment are only permissible if it can be shown that the resident is able to pay but isn’t…