Detroit City Council has voted against a water and sewer rate hike that was proposed by the Water and Sewerage Department.
A heated meeting in Highland Park city council chambers Thursday evening centering around water bills.
Detroit Water Board members got an earful from the public over proposed rate increases.
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.