Detroit water shutoff

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Water to Come Back On During Outbreak

Detroit plans to restore service for $25 per month to households that lost it

(Newser) - It's difficult for people to wash their hands often, as everyone is being advised to do, if their home's water has been turned off. So in the spirit of limiting the spread of the new coronavirus, Detroit is moving to turn the water back on for the more... More »

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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