Detroit Searches for Running Water in Abandoned Homes

Detroit officials say they plan to send teams throughout the city this weekend to check whether homes being billed for water usage actually have anyone living there.

Officials estimate there are thousands of unoccupied homes where the water service has not been turned off.

The man in charge of Detroit’s efforts to collect payments for water, Gary Brown, tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter that the city is doing better at obtaining the revenue owed to it but much more remains to be done.

Image credit: Quinn Klinefelter/WDET

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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