Detroit water shutoff

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Detroit Residents Face New Water Shutoffs

Concerns continue as residents struggle to pay bills

(Newser) - Water shutoffs that sparked protests in Detroit have started again following a month's respite, the AP reports. Some 420 city customers were due to lose their water supply yesterday in a city where almost 45% of 173,000 residential water accounts are past due. Following appeals to the UN,... More »

Detroit Protesters Try to Block Water Shutoff Trucks

At least 8 people, ages 58 to 70, arrested

(Newser) - At least eight people were arrested yesterday in Detroit for protesting water shutoffs in a city where almost 40% of residents live below the poverty line . Dozens picketed in front of a facility affiliated with the city's Water and Sewerage Department to try to stop what activists call a... More »

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