Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Detroit resumes water shutoffs

Lake Huron
Here is more proof that popping the champagne cork for Detroit's comeback is at best premature.

From the Detroit News:
Detroit's Water and Sewerage Department is set to begin Tuesday shutting off service to customers who haven’t paid their bills.

Linda Clark, a spokeswoman for the department, said they initially planned to begin the process Monday, but the water department’s director, Gary Brown, delayed it one day.

“We want to give our customers every opportunity to schedule arrangements,” Clark said. “We wanted to give them another day.”

DWSD officials estimate about 20,000 of its customers had defaulted on their payments and faced shutoffs as of 8 a.m. Monday.
Detroit's teachers are in the second day of an illegal sick-out, Detroit Public School are essentially broke. A dozen former DPS principals have been charged in a kickback scheme.

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