Water Department

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, left, with Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, right, presents details on the water authority plan. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Detroit, Suburbs Reach Deal To Create Regional Water Authority

Detroit and Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties have reached an agreement to create the Great Lakes Water Authority to manage water and sewer operations

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/09/2014

C) Mike Muholland - president of Local 207. (WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

Finger-Pointing Begins As Cause For Flooding Is Examined

Water department officials say the system worked exactly as it was designed to – the day of torrential rains – which they say just overwhelmed the system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/13/2014

Water bill. FILE (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

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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

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

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