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Group Calls On Detroit To Permanently Extend Moratorium On Water Shutoffs

The city had given residents who were late on their water bills 15 days to pay up.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/26/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 18 : Demonstrators protest against the Detroit Water and Sewer Department July 18, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Water and Sewer Department have disconnected water to thousands of Detroit residents who are delinquent with their bills.  (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Detroit Water Service Shutoff Moratorium Ending For Most On Tuesday

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is expected to send crews out Tuesday to turn off service to customers who owe money and haven’t made a payment arrangement.

CBS Detroit–08/25/2014

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Residents Line Up For ‘Detroit Water Fair’ To Make Arrangements Before Shutoffs Resume

Detroit gave its residents one last chance to make payment arrangements or access help before shut-offs resume next week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/23/2014

PETA has joined the water shutoff protest in Detroit. (WWJ/Jon Hewett)

Go Vegan, Get Your Water Bill Paid? PETA Joins The Chorus Of Protests Against Water Shutoffs In Detroit

The animal rights group PETA has joined the chorus of voices in protest of the shutoffs to Detroit residents behind in their water bills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2014

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Canada To The Rescue? Will Imported Water Embarrass City Of Detroit Into Stopping Shutoffs?

A spokesperson for the group says at least a dozen vehicles will bring fifty, five- gallon jugs of water.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/23/2014

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Website Allows Donors To Pay Delinquent Bills, Save Detroiters From Water Shutoffs

Detroit’s water bill problems have leaked online and now, strangers are lending a hand to save residents from shutoffs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/22/2014

A protest of Detroit water shutoffs on Friday, July 18, 2014. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Detroit: No More Water Shutoffs For Next 15 Days

The issue gained wide attention when activists appealed to the United Nations for assistance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/21/2014

Actor Mark Ruffalo appears in a crowd at a protest of water shutoffs in Detroit on July 18, 2014. (credit: Sandra McNeil/WWJ)

NAACP Legal Defense Fund: Detroit Water Service Shutoffs Are Discriminatory

“The folks who are being cut off are almost one hundred percent African American.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/21/2014

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Detroit Water Department Information For Customers

The following information was provided to the media by the city of Detroit regarding water service shutoffs.

CBS Detroit–07/18/2014

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Detroit Water Department: ‘Shutting Off Water Is Something We’ve Always Done’

If a resident owes more than $150 and is more than 60 days past due on their water bill, the water will be shut off.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/18/2014

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