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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

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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

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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

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Detroit To Take Over Highland Park Water Services

The already overburdened Detroit water system has a new client.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2012

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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

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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

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Detroit To Cut 1,600 Water Department Jobs

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

08/08/2012

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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

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Pontiac Emergency Manager Plans Water System Spinoff

Pontiac emergency manager Louis Schimmel said Oakland County has agreed to issue $55 million in bonds for the municipal water and wastewater treatment systems, helping the city get out of debt.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2012

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