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Detroit Targets Businesses With Overdue Water Bills

“The people will pay their bill when they’re forced to pay their bill.”

07/09/2014

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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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2014

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UN Criticizes Detroit Over Water Service Shutoffs

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…

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/25/2014

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Nearly Half Of Detroit Water Customers Can’t Pay Their Bill

Could the United Nations soon help the Detroit Water and Sewer Department provide the service to struggling customers?

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/23/2014

Detroit Plans Thousands Of Water Shutoffs Over Delinquent Bills

The city is preparing a campaign to shut off service to 1,500 to 3,000 customers a week who are delinquent on bills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/21/2014

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$3,000 Water Bills: Highland Park Residents’ Water Struggles Continue

Highland Park citizens are receiving unexpected bills for hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/23/2014

Lawyer: Water Bill Refunds Expected In Inkster

Residents and businesses are expected to get refunds after being soaked with thousands of dollars in overcharged water bills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2013

Artist rendering of the proposed water tower in Commerce Township.

Commerce Township Residents Fight Construction Of ‘UFO’ Water Tower

It’s a new proposal to build what many are calling a “UFO” looking water tower in Commerce Township. But as WWJ’s Kathryn Larson learned, not every neighbor wants it in their backyard.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/11/2013

Detroit Water Rate Increase Is Smallest In Decade

Department Director Sue McCormick told water commissioners Wednesday that city residents can expect to pay 4.4 percent more for water and 4.2 percent more for sewer service.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/24/2013

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Inkster Water Meters To Be Tested After Residents Soaked With High Bills

Inkster officials are having some digital water meters tested following resident complaints of sky-high water bills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/23/2013

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