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Water bill. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Royal Oak Police Warn Residents Of Scammers Posing As Water Department Workers

Police in Royal Oak are looking for at least two men posing as water department workers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2014

L. Brooks Patterson. (credit: CBS 62)

L. Brooks Patterson Criticizes Detroit Water Deal In Annual Address

He may not be a “Detroit basher,” but Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson thinks “no deal is better than a bad deal” when it comes to doing business with the Motor City.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2014


Detroit’s Water Drains Away From Ravaged Pipes

Sometimes, the water can run for years at vacant buildings targeted by metal scavengers, who rip out the pipes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2013

Highland Park Water Plant (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Copper Thieves Target Shuttered Highland Park Water Plant

An empty police cruiser used as a decoy and security cameras monitored by the police department failed to help protect Highland Park’s shuttered water plant from ruthless copper thieves.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2013


Thieves Pose As Water Workers In Bloomfield Twp.

Bloomfield Township police are warning residents about a door-to-door scam.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/26/2013

(credit: WWJ/Florence Walton)

Detroit To Take Over Highland Park Water Services

The already overburdened Detroit water system has a new client.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2012

Water Department Workers Strike In Del Ray

Members of the department’s largest union are striking in protest of a proposal to cut 80 percent of the department’s workers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/30/2012

Water Commissioners Approve Cutting 81 Percent Of Workers, $48M Consultant Contract

AFSME Local 25 President Catherine Philips says the union is currently in negotiations with the water department.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/07/2012

Detroit To Cut 1,600 Water Department Jobs

Major changes coming to Detroit’s water department will reduce staff by 80 percent.


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Hearing To Discuss Water Rate Increase Gets Low Turnout

A low turnout Tuesday night at a Detroit public hearing on a plan to increase water rates.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2012