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Detroit Extends Moratorium On Water Shutoffs

By Matt Helms, Detroit Free Press DETROIT — Detroit’s moratorium on residential water shutoffs over unpaid water bills will be extended until Aug. 25 as the city prepares to release details of a plan to better handle collections of overdue bills. Mayor Mike Duggan’s office said teams from his administration and the Detroit Water and […]

August 4, 2014

Detroit Suspends Water Shutoffs For 15 Days

By Brent Snavely and Matt Helms, Detroit Free Press DETROIT — The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is suspending its water shutoffs for 15 days starting Monday to give residents another chance to prove they are unable to pay their bills. “In case we have missed someone who has legitimate affordability problems this will allow […]

July 21, 2014

Detroit Police Arrest 9 People At Water Protest

By Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press DETROIT — Detroit police arrested nine protesters who were blocking a facilities entrance Friday afternoon that’s used by city contractors who’ve been shutting off water to delinquent customers. Plastic restraints were used to handcuff the five men and four women who were loaded into a Detroit police bus at […]

July 18, 2014

Thousands Go Without Water As Detroit Cuts Service For Nonpayment

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times DETROIT — It has been six weeks since the city turned off Nicole Hill’s water. Dirty dishes are piled in the sink of her crowded kitchen, where the yellow-and-green linoleum floor is soiled and sticky. A small garbage can is filled with water from a neighbor, while a bigger […]

June 30, 2014