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.
Police in Royal Oak are looking for at least two men posing as water department workers.
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.
Sometimes, the water can run for years at vacant buildings targeted by metal scavengers, who rip out the pipes.
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.
Bloomfield Township police are warning residents about a door-to-door scam.
The already overburdened Detroit water system has a new client.
Members of the department’s largest union are striking in protest of a proposal to cut 80 percent of the department’s workers.
AFSME Local 25 President Catherine Philips says the union is currently in negotiations with the water department.
Major changes coming to Detroit’s water department will reduce staff by 80 percent.