Delinquent water customer problem persists in Detroit; now showing up in Baltimore

Delinquent water customer problem persists in Detroit; now showing up in Baltimore
Thriving metropolis: the ruins of Detroit. (Image: Wikipedia)

[Ed. – Wherever the left is in charge for decades, there poverty, lack, and discord will be.]

The City of Detroit began shutting off water access to residents behind on payments Tuesday, with thousands at risk of losing access.

According to the Detroit Free Press, 64,769 delinquent residential customers owe the city’s water department a combined $48.9 million.

That figure tops the estimated 41,000 individuals who Food and Water Watch (FWW), an advocacy group, says lacked any water as of January (there is likely overlap between the groups). …

Last year, the United Nations warned the city that the shutoffs were violations of residents’ human rights, and called on the city to stop them and reconnect their houses. …

Detroit residents are not the only ones facing water shut-offs: In March, Baltimore residents began receiving turn-off notices; according to the Baltimore Sun, 25,000 water customers are delinquent.

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