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.”
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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.
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The city is preparing a campaign to shut off service to 1,500 to 3,000 customers a week who are delinquent on bills.
Highland Park citizens are receiving unexpected bills for hundreds or even thousands of dollars.