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Flint Vows To Appeal After Judge Cuts Water Rates, Stops Shut-Offs

A judge ordered Flint to reduce water rates by 35 percent and stop cutting off service to people with unpaid bills.

CBS Detroit–08/07/2015

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THAW Gets $1 Million To Help Detroit Residents Pay Water Bills

The Heat and Warmth Fund announced Sunday that Manhattan-based Miller Buckfire & Co. made the largest gift the nonprofit group ever received from anyone other than a utility company.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/25/2015

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Detroit Water Shutoffs To Resume By Next Week After 20,000 Notices Go Out

The city began hanging notices on the doors of delinquent water customers earlier this month, giving them ten days to work out a payment plan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2015

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Detroit Water Department Expands Aid For Residents With Overdue Bills Ahead Of Shutoffs

A new round of water shutoffs is scheduled to start May 1 and affect up to 28,000 customers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/22/2015

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800 A Day: Detroit Water Department Prepares To Issue Shutoff Warnings

The city is ready to issue hundreds of water shutoff notices a day, but officials say it’s still “not as bad as it was last year.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2015

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Detroit Water Department To Target Commercial Accounts; Shutoffs Looming

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has set its sights on businesses with overdue bills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2015

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Computer Glitch Causes Temporary Stop In Detroit Water Shutoffs

Spokesperson, Curtrese Garner said that the glitch will not allow the department to access a delinquent customer’s account to apply a payment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/19/2014

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Detroit Water Shutoffs To Continue Through Winter

Cold weather will slow water service shutoffs in Detroit, but not halt a nearly yearlong push to collect on accounts 60 days or $150 or more past due.

CBS Detroit–11/16/2014

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Duggan, Administration ‘Disappointed’ With UN’s Stance On Water Shutoffs

Chief of Staff Alexis Wiley said UN representatives weren’t interested in the “numbers” — including the 33,000 customers who have signed up for payment plan assistance — when they met with Mayor Mike Duggan.


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Judge Will Make Detroit Water Decision Monday

Mayor Duggan’s top aide said daily shutoffs are down to 350 to 400 and roughly 30,000 people have enrolled in payment plans.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/24/2014