Water Shutoffs In Detroit: Council Member To Ask Governor To Declare Health CrisisDetroit City Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield is drafting a resolution asking for the Governor's help to protect low-income families from suspended water service.
Agency: Funding To Help Detroit Water Customers Running OutActivists predicted that the program wouldn't be an adequate solution because too many Detroit residents can't afford to pay water bills.
Detroit Residents Hit Hard With Water Shutoffs While Taps Ran At Businesses That OweBusinesses and government-owned properties owe $41 million compared with $26 million for homes, but only 680 were shut off in 2015.
Debt-Forgiveness Likely Not Included In Plan To Address Detroit Water Shutoffs"No matter what rate design we implement, someone is going to get hurt."
Thousands Past Due: Detroiters Slapped With Shutoff Notices Line Up To Pay Water BillsThe queue stretched out the door when the office opened Tuesday. "Water's a necessity..."
Detroit City Council Votes To Increase Water Rates By 7.5 PercentAlmost exactly one year after a thousand people took to the streets to protest water service shutoffs in Detroit, City Council has voted to increase water rates.
Detroit Water Shutoffs To Resume By Next Week After 20,000 Notices Go OutThe city began hanging notices on the doors of delinquent water customers earlier this month, giving them ten days to work out a payment plan.
Detroit Water Department Expands Aid For Residents With Overdue Bills Ahead Of ShutoffsA new round of water shutoffs is scheduled to start May 1 and affect up to 28,000 customers.
800 A Day: Detroit Water Department Prepares To Issue Shutoff WarningsThe 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."
Detroit Water Department To Target Commercial Accounts; Shutoffs LoomingThe Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has set its sights on businesses with overdue bills.
Detroit's Water Shutoffs Take Center Stage In Comedic 'Water Hoarding' Report"... These protesters, they don't really care what happens to this city next," Detroit News columnist Nolan Finley says in the video.